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Winner of Illuminated River International Design Competition announced

7 December 2016

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that a team led by the internationally acclaimed American light artist Leo Villareal and renowned British architects and urban planners, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, have won the Illuminated River International Design Competition.

The Illuminated River is a design commission on an unprecedented scale: a unified scheme conceived to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames. The initiative is being supported by The Rothschild Foundation with a major grant of £5 million.

The six month search for a world class team to illuminate the Thames’ bridges with a free, permanent light installation saw submissions from 105 teams in 20 countries. The six shortlisted concepts went on show in a public exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall in November, seen by over 10,000 people.

The winning team will now start to develop their design concept in collaboration with stakeholders and partners along the river, and in consultation with the public.

Learn more about the project by visiting the Illuminated River website.