Pylon Design Competition

iscrizioni entro 05.07.11 | consegna entro 12.07.11

The competition is being organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions on behalf of the Department of Energy & Climate Change and National Grid.

This new RIBA Competition invites architects, engineers, designers and students of these disciplines to come up with proposals for a new generation of electricity pylon. As well as exploring the design of the ‘object', this competition also seeks to explore the relationship between our energy infrastructure and the environment within which it needs to be located. The challenge is to design a pylon that has the potential to deliver for future generations, whilst balancing the needs of our communities and preserving the beauty of our countryside.

A prize fund of £10,000 will be awarded to the winners (£5,000 to the outright winner and £1,000 to each of the shortlisted candidates).

The competition will run as follows:

Stage 1: Submission of concept designs, from which a shortlist of up to six will be selected and invited to proceed to stage two.

Stage 2: Stage two will involve further exploration and refinement of the stage one design ideas. This stage will commence with one-to-one briefing sessions with shortlisted designers and technical advisers from National Grid. Feedback from stage one judging will also be available during this session. The refined submissions will be subject to a web-based public consultation exercise, and a technical appraisal. Feedback from both will be made available to the Jury Panel in their final deliberations.

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