Creating the world’s largest ever public artwork
Architectural designer Charlie Luxton goes behind the scenes to look at the work of The Illuminated River Foundation, who are responsible for a £45 million project to light the bridges of central London. Once complete, 15 bridges with a combined length of 2.5 miles, over a five mile stretch of the famous river, will be bedecked in over 100,000 lights making it arguably the largest public artwork ever conceived. Luxton meets with ecologists, architects, lighting designer and construction teams, as well as American artist Leo Villareal who is responsible for transforming the river into a ribbon of light through the city’s hours of darkness.
Series 1: 3x60 | HD | 2019