Will Alsop Goes Bonkers in Yonkers

Actually, we love Will Alsop, we just had to steal that headline from Curbed. He is converting an old power plant on the Hudson River into a museum and restaurant with a 400 unit residential tower on top. Alsop says: "I'm really excited. Not only is this my first building in the US but I have the opportunity to build on a river, adjacent to a world-class city with a client that is enthusiastic about creating a carbon-free building." Engineer Guy Battle ensures that "In addition to producing its own energy, the building will also have a rainwater-collection system, and the ecology surrounding the site will be restored to its natural state."

::Canadian Architect and ::Architectural Record via ::architectnophilia more images below the fold.

for those of you who do not know alsop's work, the Sharp Centre at OCAD is the coolest building in our town, and his West Side Lofts are pretty amazing too.