Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre
The Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre is a new landmark for sustainable energy for the major urban development area Greenwich Peninsula in London. Prominently sited at the entrance to the area, next to the Blackwall Tunnel, the centre houses boilers and CHP-plants distributing heat energy to all plots in the development. The machine room and offices are supplemented with a visitor centre that offers an interactive educational experience for prearranged groups of visitors.
The 49 meter tall flue stack is a place-making statement for the gateway to the Peninsula. Designed by British artist Conrad Shawcross, the cladding is formed of hundreds of triangular panels that fold and flow across the surface of the tower forming complex geometric patterns that visually break up the flat planes to create a sculpted surface that plays with the vanishing points and perspective. At night, integrated lighting design produces a shifting series of compositions lit from within the structure.