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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Pudding Mill Pumping Station

The circular shape of the building, generated from the simple yet powerful form of the underground shaft, resulted from the desire to reflect the functional aspects of the engineering. For a positive contribution to the public realm, visual interest was created through the integration of a form of public art into the design. The pre-cast concrete panels of the outer wall are pigmented and some are cast with a relief pattern, inspired by the Victorian engineering drawings of Joseph Bazalgette.