Wednesday, 14 September 2011

RIBA Pylon Shortlist Announced

RIBA have just announced the shortlist for their competition to redesign the humble electricity pylon.

There are more than 88,000 pylons currently in the UK, but the steel tower design has remained virtually unchanged since the 1920s.

Today, with far greater awareness of conservational and environmental concerns, with a huge investment in infrastructure expected in the near future, RIBA have created an open entry competition to raise awareness in the potential for a huge re-think.

Thousands of entries were received from architects and engineers to a class of 7 year old pupils.

New Town Studio Engineers - 'a lattice design derived from the existing models, with emphasis on "looking through" rather than "looking at" '

You can see all the shortlisted entries here.

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