Abandoned power station in London, England (UK). The first of this type of plant and the largest in Europe the building of brick (to date). It was built in 1939 and designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect, among other things, the Cathedral in Liverpool, the building the gallery Tate Modern (London), or at least the red phone booths.
It was the first of its kind power plant (coal-heated). Located on the South Bank of the Thames. This abandoned building is the largest brick building in Europe. Her appearance was the response of the government on private power station and part of the plan upaństwowienia energy industry. The aim of the project was to unify the tension in the city.
The building was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott in art Nouveau style. Scott was the architect and designerem, the author of the project to such attractions as Cathedral of Liverpool, the building of Tate Modern, or at least all the famous red telephone booth. Battersea has four pipes, which were planted on wieżopodobnych columns (similar to classical Doric columns). The interior was lined with Italian marble, and technical rooms and halls turbines mosaics. The control was designed in the Art Deco style.
These abandoned occurred in two stages. The so-called Station And, together with the steam turbine hall and two chimneys was built in 1939. Station B was added after the war, in the years 1953-1955. At the time of opening, the building has produced a capacity of approximately 105 MW and was the largest power plant in Europe. In 1975, due to the unprofitability closed the Station A. Eight years later, was also closed by Station B. This abandoned power plant was enrolled in the national heritage of the UK in 1980.
Power station Battersea Power Station is a symbol of the energy industry. She appeared in many films and in many television programs, particularly in the Alfred Hitchcock film Sabotage, the Meaning of life Monty Python, the TV series ' lost in the film Help! with the Beatles. Also plays a symbolic role in the film Children of Men, there is, among other things, the storage location of the surviving works of art. Abandoned building, also appeared on the cover of the album Animals by Pink Floyd.