Londra cerca idee per istallazioni di light art per i ponti sul Tamigi

concorso internazionale di progettazione

candidature entro il 7 luglio 2016

La Fondazione Illuminated River e il sindaco di Londra avviano la ricerca di artisti, designer, architetti e altri specialisti per creare un'installazione artistica di luce per alcuni ponti sul Tamigi. Per farlo lanciano una competizione internazionale gestita dagli inglesi della Malcolm Reading Consultants.

In palio per i partecipanti alla seconda fase un onorario di 15mila sterline.

The Illuminated River Foundation and the Mayor of London announce a global search for an outstanding team of artists, designers, engineers, architects, technologists and other specialists to create inspirational light art on London's bridges to reinvigorate the River Thames at the heart of the capital.

The two-stage Illuminated River International Design Competition will award the commission to create an elegant and charismatic light art installation of world-class quality for all of the 17 road, rail and pedestrian bridges between Albert and Tower.

The (at least) five creative teams who reach the second stage of the competition will be asked to design a concept scheme for four specific bridges - Westminster, Waterloo, London and Chelsea - responding to their unique and individual characters, and an overall masterplan for the full run of 17 bridges. An honorarium of £15,000 will be awarded to each of the shortlisted teams following the selection of the winner.

The project

The project will provide London with a new - and free - permanent attraction and is being supported by a broad coalition of stakeholders including the Mayor of London, the City of London, Westminster City Council, Transport for London, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Network Rail.

Around £20m in funds will be raised, largely from private sources, by the coordinating charity the Illuminated River Foundation, which is supported by the Rothschild Foundation. The competition is being run according to EU procurement guidelines and is independently organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants, whose recent work includes competitions for the Museum of London, the gold medal-winning UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 and Tintagel Castle Bridge.

Jury

The competition jury includes Lord Rothschild OM GBE, Chairman of RIT Capital Partners plc, Chairman of the Rothschild Foundation, philanthropist, notably in the arts, and the Rothschild family member responsible for Waddesdon Manor; Hannah Rothschild, Chair of the Illuminated River Foundation, writer, filmmaker and Chair of the National Gallery Board of Trustees; Justine Simons OBE, Head of Culture, City Hall; Ralph Rugoff, Director, Hayward Gallery; Professor Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies and Director, LSE Cities and Urban Age; and Lucy Musgrave, Director, Publica. Other jurors may join the process subsequently; these will be advertised on the competition website. The jury will be advised by the Competition Director, Malcolm Reading.

Competition deadline 14:00 BST July 7, 2016.

Full details of the project and how to enter the competition are on the dedicated competition website: competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/illuminatedriver/

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