RIBA pylon design competition
[Registration deadline is 5 July, submission deadline is 12 July] A competition calling for designs for a new generation of electricity pylon has been launched
With up to 20 power stations needed to be built this decade, the competition is part of a bid to connect new infrastructure in the UK without ruining natural landscapes and countryside.
The registration deadline is 5 July and the deadline for submission of entries is 12 July.
Client contact details:
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A shortlist will be announced at the end of July, with design teams then given the opportunity to work with National Grid before submitting their final designs at the beginning of September.
The final proposals will be on display at the V&A as part of London Design Festival from 17 to 25 September.
In October a judging panel including Chris Huhne, Nick Winser, V&A director Mark Jones, Nicholas Grimshaw, architect Bill Taylor, engineer Chris Wise, critic Jonathan Glancey and a RIBA representative will chose a winner.
A prize fund of £10,000 will be shared amongst the winning candidates.