Illuminated River London Bridge Designs

Illuminated River International Design Competition, River Thames London Crossings Design Proposal

Illuminated River London Bridge Designs

Proposals for Thames Lighting Crossings in London, England, UK: Architectural Contest News

8 Dec 2016

Illuminated River London Bridge Competition Winner

Winner Announced for the Illuminated River International Design Competition

4. Current
Illuminated River London bridges by Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Future\Pace, Atelier Ten, Beckett Rankine, Bradley Hemmings, Core Five, Futurecity, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, MBNA Thames Clippers, Montagu Evans, Pentagram, Price & Myers

Illuminated River London bridges by Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Future\Pace. Atelier Ten, Beckett Rankine, Bradley Hemmings, Core Five, Futurecity, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, MBNA Thames Clippers, Montagu Evans, Pentagram, Price & Myers.


Current — Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Future\Pace from Malcolm Reading Consultants on Vimeo

Leo Villareal, the artist who created The Bay Lights (a monumental public art installation on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge), architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and curators Future\Pace present a transformational artwork, in three stages, designed to enliven the Thames using dynamic light.

Illuminated River London bridges by Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

First, Villareal’s ambitious composition integrates light and colour on the 17 bridges, from Tower Bridge to Albert Bridge, creating a sensitive, interactive and site-specific interplay with the river.

Second, a strategic scheme along both banks will control commercial lighting and introduce the setting for future cultural projects.

Illuminated River London bridges by Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Third, additional proposals include a ground-breaking partnership between the MBNA Thames Clippers and artists Random International, immersive installations by Japanese technologists teamLab and other opportunities that foster community and diversity.

Illuminated River London bridges by Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

This project applies contemporary artist-created software to provide a kinetic programme harnessing the universal power of light and inviting meaningful and accessible public engagement at the heart of London.

Illuminated River London bridges by Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
images © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Current — Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Future\Pace

7 Nov 2016

Illuminated River London Bridge Proposals

Creative Proposals Unveiled for Lighting London’s Bridges

CREATIVE PROPOSALS UNVEILED FOR LIGHTING LONDON’S BRIDGES

Proposals by six international teams, representing seventy-three artists, architects, designers, planners and engineers from Asia, Europe, North America and South America will be unveiled on Wednesday 9 November in the Illuminated River Exhibition, a free exhibition running for three weeks at the Royal Festival Hall (RFH) until Tuesday 29 November.

The Illuminated River is a design commission on an unprecedented scale: a scheme conceived to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames. The Illuminated River International Design Competition, organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants, with a brief for designs that include new technologies and display outstanding aesthetic quality, attracted entries from 105 teams working in the fields of art, technology and design from all over the world. The shortlist of six teams has been selected by an independent panel. The winner will be chosen by a jury supported by a technical advisory panel. The winning team will be announced on Thursday 8 December.

The exhibition at the RFH showcases the shortlisted proposals by six international teams, which are also available to view online. The public is being invited to share its views on the project via a survey at the exhibition and at www.illuminatedriver.london.

With the first phase of the fundraising campaign already underway, it was announced today that £10 million has been pledged towards the Illuminated River project: £5 million by Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing through the Arcadia Fund, and a further £5 million is being donated by the Rothschild Foundation.

Speaking at the launch of the Illuminated River Exhibition, Hannah Rothschild, Chair of the Illuminated River Foundation, said today:

“Since the founding of London, the mighty Thames has been the city’s main artery, linking north and south, east and west, encouraging business, activity and recreation. But at night, the river becomes a ribbon of darkness, a place that few enjoy and at odds with the ambition to make London a 24-hour city. This project will bring light, energy, beauty and recreation to the river and at the flick of a switch, transform the city at night.”

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said:

“I am delighted that the Illuminated River Foundation has put these ideas on show. We believe that the Illuminated River will not only be a wonderful celebration of the River Thames, London’s vital artery, but will make a major contribution to the growing importance of London’s night-time economy, underlining London as a world class city, and a centre for creative industries.”

The shortlisted proposals on show are:

1. Blurring Boundaries
Illuminated River London bridges by Adjaye Associates
image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Adjaye Associates

Adjaye Associates with Cai Guo-Qiang, Chris Ofili, Larry Bell, Jeremy Deller, Philippe Parreno, Richard Woods, Mariko Mori, Lorna Simpson, Teresita Fernández, Joana Vasconcelos, Angela Bulloch, Thukral & Tagra, Katharina Grosse, Glenn Ligon, Doug Aitken, Tomás Saraceno, onedotzero digital consultants, Plan A Consultants, DHA, Hurley Palmer Flatt, AKT II, AECOM, Arup, Sir Robert McAlpine, Tavernor Consultancy, DP9, Four Communications, Hayes Davidson digital visualisers, Bosch and iGuzzini

2. The Eternal Story of the River Thames
Illuminated River London bridges by AL_A
image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and AL_A
AL_A, Asif Kapadia, Simon Stephens, SEAM Design, Arup, GROSS. MAX., Mark Filip, Soundings and DP9

3. Synchronizing the City: Its Natural and Urban Rhythms
Illuminated River London bridges by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Oliver Beer, Arup, Copper Consultancy, L’Observatoire International, Penoyre & Prasad, Jennifer Tipton and Transsolar

4. Current
Illuminated River London bridges by Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Future\Pace, Atelier Ten, Beckett Rankine, Bradley Hemmings, Core Five, Futurecity, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, MBNA Thames Clippers, Montagu Evans, Pentagram, Price & Myers

5. A River Ain’t Too Much To Light
Illuminated River London bridges by Les Éclairagistes Associés
image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Les Éclairagistes Associés
Les Éclairagistes Associés (L.E.A.), ecqi ltd. and Federico Pietrella in association with GVA Lighting Europe Limited and ewo srl

6. Thames Nocturne
Illuminated River London bridges by Sam Jacob Studio and Simon Heijdens
image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Sam Jacob Studio and Simon Heijdens
Sam Jacob Studio and Simon Heijdens with Studio Dekka, Daisy Froud, Elliott Wood, Jackson Coles and Professor John Tyrer

In a related competition, developed in collaboration with Thames Festival Trust, pupils’ ideas were selected from four London secondary schools in the Boroughs of Ealing, Enfield, Sutton and Westminster, and the London Design and Engineering UTC in Newham, responding to a similar brief to that given to the shortlisted teams. These will also be shown in the Illuminated River Exhibition.

Seed funding of £100,000 was granted for The Illuminated River from the Olympic Reserve, to support the process for the design competition, alongside funding of £250,000 from the Rothschild Foundation, and a contribution of £500,000 from the City of London Corporation (via the Bridge House Estates) towards the delivery of the first phase. The Illuminated River Foundation will seek the balance of the costs of the project from private and philanthropic sources rather than the public purse.

THE ILLUMINATED RIVER EXHIBITION:
Level 3 and 4, Blue Side
Royal Festival Hall
9 – 29 November 2016
10am – 10pm daily
FREE

1. Blurring Boundaries
Illuminated River London bridges by Adjaye Associates

Illuminated River London bridges by Adjaye Associates

Illuminated River London bridges by Adjaye Associates

Illuminated River London bridges by Adjaye Associates

Illuminated River London bridges by Adjaye Associates
images © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Adjaye Associates

2. The Eternal Story of the River Thames
Illuminated River London bridges by AL_A

Illuminated River London bridges by AL_A

Illuminated River London bridges by AL_A

Illuminated River London bridges by AL_A

Illuminated River London bridges by AL_A
images © Malcolm Reading Consultants and AL_A

3. Synchronizing the City: Its Natural and Urban Rhythms
Illuminated River London bridges by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Illuminated River London bridges by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Illuminated River London bridges by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Illuminated River London bridges by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Illuminated River London bridges by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
images © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

4. Current
Illuminated River London bridges by Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Illuminated River London bridges by Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Illuminated River London bridges by Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Illuminated River London bridges by Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Illuminated River London bridges by Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
images © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

5. A River Ain’t Too Much To Light
Illuminated River London bridges by Les Éclairagistes Associés

Illuminated River London bridges by Les Éclairagistes Associés

Illuminated River London bridges by Les Éclairagistes Associés

Illuminated River London bridges by Les Éclairagistes Associés

Illuminated River London bridges by Les Éclairagistes Associés
images © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Les Éclairagistes Associés

6. Thames Nocturne
Illuminated River London bridges by Sam Jacob Studio and Simon Heijdens

Illuminated River London bridges by Sam Jacob Studio and Simon Heijdens

Illuminated River London bridges by Sam Jacob Studio and Simon Heijdens

Illuminated River London bridges by Sam Jacob Studio and Simon Heijdens
images © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Sam Jacob Studio and Simon Heijdens

Visit the exhibition or go online at Illuminated River International Design Competition

The exhibition is also available on the Illuminated River International Design Competition competition website

All images © Malcolm Reading Consultants / individual teams

5 Sep 2016

Illuminated River International Design Competition Shortlist

Shortlisted Design Teams for River Thames Lighting Competition

Illuminated River International Design Competition on the River Thames

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The six finalist teams (alphabetical):

– Adjaye Associates with Chris Ofili, Thukral & Tagra, Doug Aitken, AKTII, HPF (Hurley Palmer Flatt), Four Communications, DP9, Plan A and DHA Designs

– A_LA with Asif Kapadia, Simon Stephens, SEAM Design and GROSS.MAX

– Diller Scofidio & Renfro with L’Observatoire International, Arup, Transsolar, Jennifer Tipton and Oliver Beer

– Les Éclairagistes Associés with ecqi, ewo, Federico Pietrella, and GVA Lighting Europe Limited

– Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands with Future\Pace, Leo Villareal, Pentagram, Price & Myers, Atelier Ten, Beckett Rankine and Core Five

– Sam Jacob Studio and Simon Heijdens with Electrolight, Daisy Froud and Elliott Wood

The Illuminated River international design competition selected 6 teams from 105 entries based on past experience, 47% from overseas.

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Links:

Adjaye/Associates

AL_A and Gross.Max

Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Arup

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands


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