Shortlist Announced for The Illuminated River

Words by Elena Scarpa
November 8, 2016

The Illuminated River will be a public realm commission on an unprecedented scale.  A scheme conceived to light the bridges of central London.

Six teams have been shortlisted following an international design competition run by The Illuminated River Foundation and the Mayor of London. Each team has created a concept design for lighting four individual bridges (Chelsea, London, Waterloo and Westminster) and an overarching masterplan for the main road, rail and pedestrian bridges between Albert and Tower.

Artists involved include, among others, Chris Ofili, Jeremy Deller, Philippe Parreno, Joana Vasconcelos, Angela Bulloch, Glenn Ligon, Doug Aitken, Tomás Saraceno.

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