Winning Design Chosen For Kings Cross Gas Holder

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 102 months ago
Winning Design Chosen For Kings Cross Gas Holder

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Okay, bad news first: the winning project for the planned re-vamp of Kings Cross Gasholder No. 8 has been announced, and it's not the giant playground. Bah.

That said, the winning idea doesn't look half bad. Bell Phillips & Kimble's 'event space' has an amphitheatre and a rooftop reflective pool that, in the designer's vision at least, complements the cerulean dusk over St Pancras. Work on the superannuated structures, which are Grade II listed, should begin in 2011.

All eight shortlisted designs are on show at New London Architecture until December 4th.

Last Updated 17 November 2009

cobo04

nice, a rival for the o2?

Kingpin

The best design won. Congratulations, Phillips & Kimble. :)