Famed Architect Frank Gehry Building a Thing Next to Battersea Power Station

By Gary Cutlack on at

Canadian architect Frank Gehry is about to design his first building for the UK, with the consortium in charge of redeveloping London's Battersea Power Station site somehow convincing the man's firm to agree to whack up five blocks of flats next to the iconic chimneys.

Gehry's most famous work is the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, the curved, metallic structure that's turned the entire region surrounding Bilbao into a global tourist destination. He'll soon be adding to that with his part in the £8bn rebuilding of the Battersea site. Metal and glass specialist Sir Norman Foster is handling the main part of the project, with Gehry taking on the neighbouring residential development that'll include a centrepiece known as the Flower. [Guardian]