Future Pace

Illuminated River \ Leo Villareal


Illuminated River \ Leo Villareal

Futurecity Case Study

In 2016 Futurecity assembled a project team for the Illuminated River Competition. The brief asked for ‘ideas to transform the capital with a unified kinetic light installation across Central London's bridges that would connect, celebrate and capture the spirit of the Thames and its diverse communities’.

The competition attracted 105 submissions from around the globe; the winning proposal (selected by an interdisciplinary panel) was from a collaborative team including Futurecity, FuturePace and American artist Leo Villareal, who impressed the jury with his ambition to create site-specific, lighting proposals for each individual bridge and the ambition to connect all 15 installations into one large-scale, undulating, connected, kinetic-artwork.

  • Partners: Atelier Ten, Beckett Rankine, Bradley Hemmings, Core Five, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, Montagu Evans, Pentagram, Price & Myers
  • Location: London
  • Photographers / Image Credit: Images courtesy of Leo Villareal