What happens when an Hydraulic Power Station turns into a restaurant and art center? The Wapping Project represents one of London’s most interesting and stylish places, an hybrid of culinary and art next to power station’s original machinery. This East London’s restaurant keeps its original character with its original brickwork high ceilings and steel pipe machines while the space is decorated with minimal black tables and Panton chairs. The Boiler room has been trsansformed into an exhibition and performance space where everyone can enjoy some of the interesting art events.
The Wapping Hydraulic Power Station (built 1890) was originally run by the London Hydraulic Power Company in Wapping, England. Originally it operated using steam and later it was converted to use electricity. It was used to power machinery, including lifts (elevators), across London. The Tower Subway was used to transfer the power, and steam, to districts south of the river. After its closure as a pumping station in 1977, the building was converted and reopened as an arts centre (the Wapping Project) and restaurant (Wapping Food). Exhibitions are held in the basement and the main ground floor hall houses the restaurant. Some of the original equipment is still in place.
Yohji Making Waves, an installation inspired by the work of avant-garde
Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto.