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Chris Ofili - 'Invisible Ripples' (London Bridge) (c) MRC and Adjaye Associates
Chris Ofili - 'Invisible Ripples' (London Bridge) (c) MRC and Adjaye Associates
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One Of These Sparkly Light Installations Is About To Transform London's Bridges

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 30 March 2017
Screw that overpriced Garden Bridge because one of these groovy designs is about to transform London’s boring old concrete bridges into works of luminous art (yay!).

Dubbed as one of the most ‘ambitious public art projects of recent years’, the peeps at the Illuminated River Foundation River Charity hope to give 17 London bridges a breath of fresh air with a load of extremely intricate lighting designs.

If you want to take a sneak peak at six of the lucky shortlisted teams, head to an awesome free exhibition at Royal Festival Hall. The amazing images are part of a competition launched earlier this year by the Mayor of London and the arty gurus at Illuminated River. It will cost about 20-million smackers to light up the bridges but the funds have been mostly raised from private sources, so it won’t cost you a single penny – score!

The winner will be revealed on Thursday December 8, but until then check out the cool designs below and judge them for yourself (we love them all by the way).

 

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Chris Ofili - 'Invisible Ripples' (London Bridge) (c) MRC and Adjaye Associates

Chris Ofili – ‘Invisible Ripples’ (London Bridge) (c) MRC and Adjaye Associates

 

Jeremy Deller - 'Day Glow Bridge' (Southwark Bridge) (c) MRC and Adjaye Associates

Jeremy Deller – ‘Day Glow Bridge’ (Southwark Bridge) (c) MRC and Adjaye Associates

 

MRC & Les Eclairagistes Associates

MRC & Les Eclairagistes Associates

 

MRC & Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

MRC & Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

 

MRC & Diller Scofidio and Renfro

MRC & Diller Scofidio and Renfro

 

MRC & ALA

MRC & ALA

 

MRC & Diller Scofidio and Renfro

MRC & Diller Scofidio and Renfro

 

MRC & Diller Scofidio and Renfro

MRC & Diller Scofidio and Renfro

 


 

What do you think of the designs? Let us know in the comments.

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