In “Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s legacy: 5 seminal projects by the Battersea Power Station architect,” Jamie Robinson of The Spaces looks at five projects that strongly influenced later architectural designs in England.
Who was Sir Giles Gilbert Scott?
The article begins with a short introduction to Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who was strongly influenced by modernism and neo-Gothic styles. Born in 1880 to a family of architects and designers, Scott was intrigued by architecture from an early age. Over time, he developed his own unique style, with his work on Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and Cambridge University Library being some of his best-known projects.
Robinson’s article emits these in favour of more influential ones, starting with Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool which Sir Scott won the contract for at 22. This was Sir Scott’s first big project, and his last – it wasn’t completed until 1978, nearly 20 years after his death.
The K2 Telephone Kiosk, Battersea Power Station, Bankside Power Station and Waterloo Bridge are the additional four projects picked by Robinson, and for good reason; these are the architectural projects Sir Giles Gilbert Scott is most famous for. Perhaps the most recognisable of all these is the K2 Telephone Kiosk, otherwise known as the red telephone box. Designed in 1924, this ubiquitous box is considered part of Britain’s national identity and is one of the most iconic objects on London’s streets.
To find out more about these seminal projects and Jamie Robinson’s take on them, we invite you to read the original article on The Spaces