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Key Energy Production Buildings + Developments around the World

post updated 14 July 2021

Power Station Developments

e-architect try to choose key examples of international Power Station Architecture.

We cover completed Power Station buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary Power Station buildings.

Recent Power Station Designs

Contemporary Energy Production Architecture

27 Jan 2017
Punibach Hydroelectric Power Station, Planeiler Alm, South Tyrol, northern Italy
Design: monovolume, architecture+design
Punibach Hydroelectric Power Station Buildings
photo from architecture office
Punibach Hydroelectric Power Station in Tyrol
The Punibach hydroelectric power station is conceived as a ‘fracture in the landscape’. The concrete slab is rammed into the ground, separating the smooth hilly landscape and the raw building structure. By night the building appearance changes dramaticlaly, glowing through the lamellar façade.

14 Sep 2011
Hydroelectric Power Station Winnebach, Italy
Design: monovolume architecture+design
Hydroelectric Power Station building in Winnebach, Bolzano, Italy
photo from architects studio
Hydroelectric Power Station
The hydroelectric power station is located near Winnebach brook in Dörfl (municipal territory of Vintl), at 800 m. above sea level. It’s partly built into the slope, since the building area was extremely reduced. The project consists in a simple but polygonal volume, which is formally adapted to the landscape and the local conditions. The power station is conceived as an artificial rock quarried out of the slope.

Power Station Architecture

Major Power Generation Buildings, alphabetical:

Battersea Power Station (former), south west London, England, UK
Design: Giles Gilbert Scott Architect
Battersea Power Station Buildings
photograph © Nick Weall
Battersea Power Station
In 2013 the UK’s National Grid started to dismantle the disused gasholders next to the building to make way for new homes, shops and businesses. The site was decommissioned in 2012 and the demolition is expected to last until December 2014.

Electrical Substation, Innsbruck, Austria
Design: UN Studio Architects
Innsbruck architecture - Power Station Buildings
Electrical Substation, Innsbruck, 2002, UN Studio
Austrian Substation Building

London Olympics Substation, UK
Design: NORD Architects
London Olympics Substation
image from architect practice
London Olympics Substation
The Electrical Substation is located in Kings Yard in the west of the Olympic Park and will distribute electricity across the Olympic Park and Stratford City site through new electrical networks consisting of more than 100km of electrical cabling.

Longannet Biomass Power Station, Scotland
Design: gm+ad architects
Biomass Power Station Buildings
picture from architect firm
Longannet Biomass Power Station
In 2011 the BBC report concern is growing that plans to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology at Longannet in Fife could be close to collapse. ScottishPower is bidding for £1bn in funding from the UK government to help pay for the project. Both ScottishPower and the Department of Energy and Climate Change insist negotiations are continuing.

Skive CHP station, Jutland, Denmark
Design: Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
Skive CHP Station Jutland building
photo from architect studio
Skive Power Station Building
This new Danish building is located on a ridge along the main road to the town of Skive. The building’s simple shapes and distinctive details signal ’power station’ – shorn of all such familiar building features as doors, windows or storey divisions.

Teesside Power Station, Yorkshire, north east England, UK
Design: Heatherwick Studio, London
Teesside Power Station Buildings England design by Heatherwick Studio
image from architecture firm
Teesside Power Station
Rising from the flat industrial landscape of Clarence Works, at first sight it looks more akin to an art gallery than a power station. Iconic in stature, this building is sure to become an exemplar of modern power station design; a local landmark, and also a national symbol of Britain’s strategy for Renewable Energy.

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Production Building Developments

Roskilde Incineration Line 6, Denmark
Design: Erick van Egeraat
Roskilde Incineration Tower
image © EEA
Roskilde Incineration Tower

AEG Turbine factory, Berlin, Germany
Design: Peter Behrens Architect
AEG Turbine factory
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
AEG Turbine Factory

Battersea Power Station Building : further information
Battersea Power Station London
photo © Nick Weall

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