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Brent Cross Town Substation
by IF_DO

Brent Cross Town Substation by IF_DO
Photo by John Sturrock

IF_DO has designed the Brent Cross Town Substation in London, United Kingdom.

Designed by architects IF_DO and artist Lakwena as part of the Brent Cross Town regeneration, the Brent Cross Town Substation is wrapped in a 21-metre-high and 52-metre-long permanent public artwork, 'Here We Come, Here We Rise'.

"Substations are typically utilitarian pieces of infrastructure, enclosed in intentionally nondescript boxes [however] the Brent Cross Town substation is anything but. It is exuberant, colourful, joyful and uplifting," said IF_DO.

The site sits adjacent to major roads and railway lines, and it is estimated that some six million people will see it each year.

"It's designed to create a powerful sense of motion as viewers move past it," added IF_DO.

This project has been longlisted in the infrastructure and transport project category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: IF_DO
Project: Brent Cross Town Substation
Credits: Lakwena Maciver

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