Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, artist Leo Villareal and curators Future\Pace are one of the six shortlisted teams of The Illuminated River International Design Competition

The Illuminated River International Design Competition is a design commission to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames. The competition, organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants, called for designs that include new technologies and display outstanding aesthetic quality. The competition attracted entries from 105 teams working in the fields of art, technology and design from all over the world.

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, artist Leo Villareal and curators Future\Pace have collaborated to become one of the six shortlisted teams of The Illuminated River, a public commission to create a world-class lighting scheme for London’s bridges along the river Thames.

LDS’ scheme, entitled ‘Current’, is a transformational artwork in three stages, designed to enliven the Thames using dynamic light. The project applies contemporary artist-created software to provide a kinetic programme harnessing the universal power of light and invites meaningful and accessible public engagement.

All six shortlisted designs can be viewed at a public exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre, Wednesday 9th – Tuesday 29th November. It is located on Level 3, Blue Side, and open 10am – 10pm daily. Attendance is free.

The six short-listed schemes can also be viewed on line at http://illuminatedriver.london/  

The winning team will be announced on Thursday 8 December.