Winner Announced

Blurring Boundaries

3D fly-through video
Images and boards
Presentation video

Adjaye Associates with Cai Guo-Qiang, Chris Ofili, Larry Bell, Jeremy Deller, Philippe Parreno, Richard Woods, Mariko Mori, Lorna Simpson, Teresita Fernández, Joana Vasconcelos, Angela Bulloch, Thukral & Tagra, Katharina Grosse, Glenn Ligon, Doug Aitken, Tomás Saraceno, onedotzero digital consultants, Plan A Consultants, DHA, Hurley Palmer Flatt, AKT II, AECOM, Arup, Sir Robert McAlpine, Tavernor Consultancy, DP9, Four Communications, Hayes Davidson digital visualisers, Bosch and iGuzzini

Adjaye Associates’ proposal seeks, through a series of distinctive installations that unfold and spotlight the unique histories and qualities of the 17 bridges, to reimagine the bridges not as connectors, but as the heart of London itself.

We have assembled a diverse team of international artists, each of whom has been charged with bringing to life the unique qualities of a single bridge. Individually, each bespoke installation reveals a distinctive nuance about its host.

When considered holistically, they join to form a cohesive stitching for London’s heart, a vibrant new epicenter anchoring the two banks. The installations are supplemented by a series of urban pavilions – including lookout towers, loggias and a new auditorium – running alongside both banks. These pavilions increase cohesion and clarify Adjaye Associates’ broad curatorial vision, while providing new infrastructure capable of supporting a new pedestrian-accessible cultural hub.


  • Winner


    Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Future\Pace

  • Blurring Boundaries

    Blurring Boundaries

    Adjaye Associates

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