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Pylon of the Future: 6 Designs for an Advanced Electrical Grid
Pylon by AL_A and Arup
Responding to changes in topography, this graceful pylon marches across the landscape and leaves a strong impression of its form and shape. More than just a dynamic design though, AL_A’s pylon is designed for resilience and can adapt to changing conditions through expansion or contraction of its form.
Y Pylon by Knight Architects and Roughan & O’Donovan
The Y-shaped pylon has a clean aesthetic and easily recognizable form, as well as modern insulating materials to take this design into the future. The use of twin silicon rubber sheathed FRP arms allows significant reductions in overall tower height and in visual ‘clutter’.
Cylindrical Pylon by Newtown Studio
The only cylindrical design on the shortlist recalls the lattice tower design, but in a more compact shape. Transparency is the key to this design with the ultimate goal of seeming almost invisible to someone speeding by in a car or train.
What’s your favorite design? Be sure to comment on the competition’s website to cast your vote and help sway the judge’s opinions.
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