RIBA-backed design set to revamp UK pylons

Bystrup pylon

Danish firm Bystrup has won a competition to revamp the design of the UK’s electricity pylons.

The competition was run by the Department of Energy & Climate Change, National Grid and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Six designs were shortlisted from 250 entries. Bystrup’s T-Pylon concept was praised as ‘radical’, ‘simple’ and ‘understated’ by RIBA immediate past president Ruth Reed.

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The design will be developed in connection with National Grid and is set to replace some of the 88,000 pylons across Britain.

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