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In July ­2012, Battersea Power Station officially became a Malaysian owned British icon. The project addresses the territorial conflicts between the invisible Malaysian investors and local British communities in Nine Elms. The rearrangement of the existing division line undermines the autonomy of the foreign investors. Two physical interventions are inserted into the periphery and the heart of the masterplan. They not only amplify the conflict in both local and global scale, but also bridge the two nations.

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Malaysia on a London bus in Nine Elms

Nine Elms 2x2km

Insertion of two (red) squares into Battersea Power Station Development

Malaysian-owned British icon

In July 2012, Battersea Power station has officially became a Malaysian-owned British icon.

Physical Construct of Battersea Power Station Development

The London bus is brought back to the physical construct (group model) as a tool to articulate the role of Malaysian investors.

Malaysia vs Britain

Two physical interventions are inserted into the masterplan: the first one spans across the division line as a bridging structure that symbolizes the confrontation between the two nations, and the intervention is formally inverse and placed within the power station to create an internal public space.

Territorial Plan 1:1000

External and Internal facades

The building has two sets of facades: external facades that correspond to the adjacent buildings and internal facades that are also the elevations of the central void.

Section series

The proposal rearranges the boundary line by having overlapped territories within the building.

Approaching from the South (Thessaly Road)

Approaching from the North (Battersea Power Station Development)