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The Illuminated River Foundation has unveiled the six designs shortlisted to transform the river Thames in London by lighting up key bridges along the length of the river. The six teams were selected in September and asked to work their initial schemes into concept designs for the Westminster, Waterloo, London and Chelsea bridges. The teams comprise: Adjaye Associates; A_LA; Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Future\Pace; Les Éclairagistes Associés with ecqi and Federico Pietrella; and Sam Jacob Studio with Simon Heijdens. Read on to see all six designs. Blurring Boundaries / Adjaye Associates Adjaye Associates' design aims to highlight the unique histories of each individual bridge, assembling a number of artists and designers to bring their own touch to each location. The cumulative effect of these interventions will be, as they describe it in their project description, "to reimagine the bridges not as connectors, but as the heart of London itself... they join to form a cohesive stitching for London’s heart, a vibrant new epicenter anchoring the two banks." The design also includes a number of urban pavilions, with uses ranging from lookout towers to a new auditorium. View more View full description
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