Studio Moren, hospitality design specialist, has applied its space-planning expertise to deliver the UK’s first art’otel at Battersea Power Station. Studio Moren was appointed hotel architect for this landmark 164 guestroom, lifestyle hotel which officially opened last week.
art’otel London Battersea Power Station, a premium lifestyle hotel designed by Signature Artist Jaime Hayon, features unique artworks by Hayon, a public art gallery housed within TOZI Grand Cafe, gym, spa, heated rooftop infinity pool and event rooms. A rooftop bar offers panoramic views of the river Thames and the Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station.
The hotel is a key component of Phase 3 of the Battersea development, overseen by the Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) and designed by Foster + Partners and Gehry Partners. Phase 3 also comprises Electric Boulevard – the new pedestrian high street and main gateway to the entire development – 1,300 residential homes and the recently opened Battersea Power Station Underground Station, serving the new Zone 1 Northern Line extension.
Studio Moren was appointed hotel architect from RIBA Stage 2 to completion, applying the practice’s hotel space-planning expertise in a shell and core framework to maximise the hotel’s available area within the O-1 development zone of the masterplan. Working closely with the wider design team, Studio Moren successfully delivered two very different, yet complementary, interior design schemes.
Public spaces and guestrooms take on Jaime Hayon’s interior design concept and signature artworks, a new wave that blurs the lines between art, decoration and design within the context of contemporary design culture. The top floor signature bar and restaurant interior design by Russell Sage Studio, follows a contemporary interpretation of Art Deco design aesthetics as it offers close and intimate views of the Power Station’s iconic chimneys.
Kate Sandle, Associate at Studio Moren explains: “Collaboratively working with other high-profile architecture firms appointed throughout Phase 3 of the Development on a time-sensitive project under a construction management contract has been challenging. We have led coordination of the hotel throughout design and delivery stages, liaising with construction manager, consultants and trade contractors to ensure the client’s vision is successfully implemented.
“art’otel London Battersea Power Station is a truly special hotel and unlike any other in London to date. It will play a vital role in the regeneration of this area of the Capital, creating a new destination for residents and visitors alike. Studio Moren is honoured to have played a role in this new chapter of London’s history.”
The iconic building within which art’otel London Battersea Power Station is set has been designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ status and sustainability has been a key driver in the design and delivery of the hotel scheme, from innovative heating solutions, efficient façade design, high-tech hotel management solutions that aim to improve both guest experience and hotel management, as well as a green roof. The hotel rooftop is publicly accessible, and features a stunning Roof Garden designed by the New York High Line team, James Corner Field Operations.