Spectacular reinterpretation: Battersea Arts Centre in London
The former town hall in south-west London was once a political centre for suffragette and labour movements. In 1974 it became the home of the Battersea Arts Centre, complete with performances and drama productions. Haworth Tompkins was already working on rehabilitation of the building when in 2015 a shocking fire ravaged large parts of the complex.
Client: Battersea Arts Centre
Architects: Haworth Tompkins
Location: Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN (GB)
Our Favourites: Three impressive vault constructions
The vault structures of the winery in Mont-Ras, Spain, the Battersea Arts Centre in London and the Charles Library in Philadelphia create an extraordinary spatial effect.
Hyperbolic vaults: Winery in Mont-Ras
The flat winery building is built into a sloping site, thus providing climatic advantages for the wine stored inside and enabling rainwater to be captured in the soil between the building's vaults for later treatment.
Architects: Víctor Rahola und Jorge Vidal
Location: Mont-Ras, Baix Empardà, Girona (ES)