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See the designs for a permanent light installation on London's bridges

See the designs for a permanent light installation on London's bridges

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Why faff around building a Garden Bridge when you can jazz up the ones we already have? Illuminated River is purportedly one of the most 'ambitious public art projects of recent years,' which hopes to transform 17 of London's bridges with intricate lighting designs. 

Now you can see a selection of designs from six of the shortlisted teams in an exhibition at Royal Festival Hall. The images are part of a competition launched earlier this year by the The Illuminated River Foundation charity and the Mayor of London. The project will cost around £20 milion with funds raised from largely private sources ( that's significantly less than the £185 million required to build the Garden Bridge).

The winner will be announced on Thursday December 8, but until then you can go judge the designs for yourself. 

 

Westminster Bridge
MRC and Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cai Guo-Qiang - 'London Bridge is Falling Down' (Tower Bridge)
MRC and Adjaye Associates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONDON BRIDGE - Special Event - Torch Relay
MRC and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Bridge
MRC and Les Éclairagistes Associés

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Ofili - 'Invisible Ripples' (London Bridge)
MRC and Adjaye Associates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea Bridge
MRC and Sam Jacob Studio and Simon Heijdens

 

The Illuminated River Exhibition is on at Royal Festival Hall. Nov 9-29. Free. 

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