Fibropower

The UK’s largest ‘green’ power station, Fibropower is sited on a disused airfield next to an industrial area in Suffolk. The form and organisation of this industrial building was dictated entirely by the sequence of functional operations it houses, and by its muscular plant machinery.

 

 

Client: Fibropower Ltd

Location: Suffolk UK

Status: Completed 1992

Main Contractor: Aalborg Boilers AS

Photography: Ian Lambot

Fibropower

The UK’s largest ‘green’ power station, Fibropower is sited on a disused airfield next to an industrial area in Suffolk. The form and organisation of this industrial building was dictated entirely by the sequence of functional operations it houses, and by its muscular plant machinery.

In rationalising the internal plan into a more compact and efficient arrangement, the bulk of the plant was able to be contained in a silver clad, barn-like volume with a crisply detailed curved roof.

The striking impact of the building’s industrial form is softened by grass banked enclosures and a screen of poplar trees. This is a large-span building which responds to its technical requirements and country setting with an appropriate architectural vernacular.

 

 

 

Client: Fibropower Ltd

Location: Suffolk UK

Status: Completed 1992

Main Contractor: Aalborg Boilers AS

Photography: Ian Lambot