The Aqua Line

Just as Bankside Power Station is now associated wih arts and culture, Battersea would become synonymous with green resources.

The interior of Battersea Power Station would become a huge resevoir for harvesting rainwater.

Surrounding vacant land would be trasnformed for water-based recreation.

Barges would connect the network of sustainability centres.

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The Aqua Line

Restore Londonís physical and emotional link with the Thames

Amidst growing concerns over drought, flooding and rising sea levels, the Aqua Line proposes a new relationship wih the River Thames focused on sustainability. The idea is to create sustainability centres on brownfield sites along the river.

Battersea Power Station would become a central facility for tidal and rainwater harvesting, and recreation.

The empty interior of the power station would be transformed into a an immense water resevoir for both collecting rain during the winter months and desalinising the water from the river during the summer. The surrounding vacant land would be turned into a network of water purification lakes that would also provide leisure opportunities such as sailing canoeing and fishing.

Other, smaller sites along the Thames would be secondary sources of sustainability that could be supported by high-density development, including transport, recreation, commerce, arts and crafts and food production.

The Aqua Line would be a hive of green activity, as barges would connect the central resource at Battersea with these secondary centres, transporting water and goods between them. 

Categories

- River Thames
- Water

Location

Wandsworth

River Thames

Submitted by

Holly Birtles

hollydickenson@googlemail.com

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