The Pylon Of The Future, That Won't Be Built

By Gary Cutlack on at

This beauty is the winner of a pylon design contest run by the UK government and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Sadly, the amazing pylon of the future almost certainly won't be put into production.

The contest, which is a joint effort involving the Department of Energy & Climate Change, National Grid, and the Royal Institute of British Architects, was won by Danish design firm Bystrup, with its "T-Pylon" emerging as champ thanks to being shorter, lighter and cheaper to make than existing models.

Not that it'll ever actually get made, as the contest, as it stands at the moment, is simply an artistic effort to gather opinion rather than an actual commissioning exercise. See all six of the shortlisted designs in the gallery above. [PDC via BBC]