Generating Heritage

Exploiting the nostalgia surrounding the soon-to-be obsolescent carbon based generating and systems provides an opportunity to ‘generate’ heritage as well as encourage energy consumption.

A speculative partnership between English Heritage and the National Grid results in the redevelopment of traditional power stations as amusement parks for the elderly in a bid to create nostalgia for the carbon dependent 20th century.  As centrally generated power succumbs to growth in sustainable locally distributed, shifting the balance between global and local, this project explores how architecture can be manipulated to culturally curate the past.

Combining leisure activity with social responsibility juxtaposes the needs of transient visitors and existing communities, embodying a series of universal themes, from pleasure to profit, in a series of follies in the recently mothballed Barking Power Station.

Limited Edition Electromagnetic Power Pylon Teacup