14 Sep '11, 1pm

a prettier power pylon: UK competition short list unveiled. We need this in North America.

a prettier power pylon: UK competition short list unveiled. We need this in North America.

Plexus Images credit Pylon Design Competition There are 88,000 power pylons in the UK, and the design of them has barely changed in 90 years. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change have been holding a competition for architects, engineers and students " to rethink one of the most crucial but controversial features of modern Britain: the electricity pylon."- Something we might want to consider on this side of the ocean; a smart grid deserves smart towers. The short list of six was announced this morning; vote for your favourite! 1. PLEXUS by Amanda Levete Architects and ARUP : Judges comments: Tension and lightness are emphasized by this sophisticated design. Its design is very much of its time and the panel admired the grace of this visually dynamic proposal.

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