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Electric Wharf Coventry 2001-2004

Lead Artist to architects Bryant Priest Newman for Complex Development Project's redevelopment of a former power station as live/work units with 400 metre canal frontage.

"At Electric Wharf, we are doing three things:

• we accept the properties of 'place' and the dimensions of 'site' of the former Sandy Lane Power Station;

• in terms of the site, we are re-shaping the former Power Station in an unexpected and new way to produce Electric Wharf. Examples of this include the vertical glass 'box' inserted into the centre of Block D and the horizontal stretching of timber from one end of the site (the canal) to the other (the street);

• in terms of place, we are emphasising the vestiges or traces of the former Power Station to produce a narrative richness for Electric Wharf."

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