Danish engineering firm Bystrup’s innovative T-Pylon design has won the Pylon Design competition launched by RIBA for the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the National Grid
Bystrup’s T-Pylon is designed to reduce visual impact and to adapt to the changing colors of the landscape as well as the aggressiveness of the local atmosphere, so the pylon is available as painted, hot dip galvanized, in weathering steel or stainless steel. The conductors are arranged in a triangular configuration that minimizes the extent of the circuits and the magnetic fields.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: “This is an innovative design which is simple, classical and practical. The competition has been a great success in bringing forward new and creative approaches to a pylon model which has not changed since the 1920s. We are going to need a lot more pylons over the next few years to connect new energy to our homes and businesses and it is important that we do this in the most beautiful way possible.”
The winning design was picked out of six finalists that included landscape architects Gustafasson Porter and their organic-inspired ‘Flower Tower’ design.
For more information about the competition, visit www.ribapylondesign.com/