Inhabited London Bridge|RIBA Competition Winner

The winning proposal in a design competition held by The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects and The Royal Institute of British Architects, was described by the judges as “a beautifully presented scheme, wildly imaginative yet very thoroughly considered, both in terms of its construction and how it could sit within the wider context.”

Laurie Chetwood’s design for an inhabited London Bridge includes solar-powered spires housing a self-sufficient hydroponic organic farm and commercial centre taking advantage of renewable energy generation, harvesting and efficient re-use of water, solar heating and natural ventilation. The vertical farm acts as a cooling tower and powers a wind turbine. Solar heated convection heats water, and EFTE provides a solar PV skin for electricity generation.

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