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Illuminated River
by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, Leo Villareal and Atelier Ten

Aerial photograph of Illuminated River installation from Blackfriars to Lambeth Bridge
Photo by Jason Hawkes

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, Leo Villareal and Atelier Ten have created a scheme for a public art commission in celebration of London's river bridges.

This remarkable large-scale public art commission celebrates the architecture and heritage of the Thames bridges as significant and often under-appreciated social and historic landmarks.

The Thames at night has the potential to be magical. Working with New York-based artist Leo Villareal, the scheme uses innovative lighting and controls to create a public artwork that illuminates nine bridges and enhances the landscape over a six-mile stretch of the river in central London.

The artwork draws on the natural and social activity of the embankments and the kinetic energy of the water encompassing barges, boats, cars, pedestrians, trains, and rising and falling tides.

This project has been longlisted in the architectural lighting design category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, Leo Villareal and Atelier Ten

Project: Illuminated River

Read more: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands


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