feature Aug 2017

Illuminated River Competition

One hundred and five teams from around the world entered the international competition run by the Illuminated River Foundation and the Mayor of London to illuminate 17 bridges along the River Thames: Atelier Ten is pleased to announce we are part of the competition-winning team.

Led by New York artist Leo Villareal and renowned London architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, working with Future\Pace, the team’s proposal will enliven the Thames with dynamic lighting. Hannah Rothschild, Chair of the Illuminated River Foundation said, “Their scheme is beautiful, ambitious and realisable but always considerate to the environment, lighting levels and energy conservation. The jury is convinced that the winning team will transform the centre of London while remaining true to the spirit and integrity of the Thames and its communities.”

As well as technically realising Villareal’s artistic vision for the bridges, Atelier Ten will be working closely with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands to develop a holistic lighting masterplan to rebalance the lighting along the river, reducing energy usage and light pollution and leaving a lasting legacy for all to enjoy.

Images courtesy of Leo Villareal : Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands : Future\Place

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