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Pylons of the future designs shortlisted

P197 Knight Architects Team: Knight Architects / Roughan & O’Donovan / ESB International in association with MEGA The Y composition observes the geometric rules governing the safe spacing of conductive elements however a step change in design is achieved through the integration of modern insulating materials within the primary structure. The use of twin silicon rubber sheathed FRP arms allows significant reductions in overall tower height and in visual 'clutter'. The result is a clean... P113 AL_A Pylon Team: AL_A & Arup Plexus creates a poetic dialogue between structure and landscape. Its shape responds to changes in topography, striding across the horizon in sequence with a lightness and grace. Although seemingly filigree in nature, these pylons have been designed for resilience, adapting to different site conditions by expansion and contraction of the arced form. The pylons fluctuate in size and profile, visibly mapping the terrain. P205 Newtown Studio Team: Architect: New Town Studio Engineer: Structure Workshop The existing lattice pylon is our inspiration. The deference to landscape and sky – look through me, not at me. The lightness, efficiency and ingenuity. Could the lattice become more open, more transparent as it rose? Could the form be simpler, more modest, a post rather than the ‘bestriding’ giant of Betjeman’s ‘Inexpensive Progress’? Could the pylon be calm seen alone in a field, a whirr sped past... P82 Gustafson Porter – Flower Tower Team: Gustafson Porter with Atelier One and Pfisterer Flower Tower expresses the transmission of energy through forms associated with nature. In elevation, the Flower Tower reads like a bouquet of flowers or leaves. The bunching together of several ‘stems’ creates structural stiffness at the base. These stems are tied together by connecting plates and horizontal bridges which allow access to maintain the cables. Arcs defined by the cable clearance... P33 Bystrup - The T-Pylon Team: Bystrup – Architecture, Design & Engineering The T-pylon is designed as a slender and compact tower. The reduced visual impact makes it fit well into different settings as a no-nonsense icon. The conductors are arranged in a triangular configuration that minimizes the extent of the circuits and the magnetic fields. To adapt to the changing character and colors of the landscape as well as the aggressiveness of the local atmosphere the pylon is available as... P12 Ian Ritchie Architects - Silhouette Team: Ian Ritchie Architects, Jane Wernick Associates and Ann Christopher, Sculptor Producing a dynamic silhouette, the pylon exaggerates its reach to the sky, sometimes appearing as a full black lance and other times as a thin sliver, like a single brushstroke on a canvas. The pylon becomes an animated character in the landscape… part of a series or pattern… while the convex exterior skin reflects its surroundings. The landscape exists within the...

P12 Ian Ritchie Architects - Silhouette Team: Ian Ritchie Architects, Jane Wernick Associates and Ann Christopher, Sculptor Producing a dynamic silhouette, the pylon exaggerates its reach to the sky, sometimes appearing as a full black lance and other times as a thin sliver, like a single brushstroke on a canvas. The pylon becomes an animated character in the landscape… part of a series or pattern… while the convex exterior skin reflects its surroundings. The landscape exists within the...
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P12 Ian Ritchie Architects - Silhouette Team: Ian Ritchie Architects, Jane Wernick Associates and Ann Christopher, Sculptor Producing a dynamic silhouette, the pylon exaggerates its reach to the sky, sometimes appearing as a full black lance and other times as a thin sliver, like a single brushstroke on a canvas. The pylon becomes an animated character in the landscape… part of a series or pattern… while the convex exterior skin reflects its surroundings. The landscape exists within the pylon as the pylon exists within the landscape.



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