With the site located at the boundary of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth and North Sea beyond, the 200MW plant form is separated into a solid base which relates in scale to the surrounding port structures. The higher elements are expressed in a more dynamic form, suggestive of maritime imagery clouds on the horizon, the sails of a tall ship, the crystalline surface of an iceberg.

By creating a clear distinction between high and low level elements, the upper levels can be articulated to reduce the apparent bulk of the form, evoking memories of the large sail clippers which once serviced the Port of Leith, while the lower level storage structures relate to the fabric of the existing port.

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