The project was conceived by internationally acclaimed artist Leo Villareal and British architectural practice Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. It was technically realised by lighting design and consultancy company, Atelier Ten and delivered by the Illuminated River Foundation. The artwork has been sensitively developed, paying attention to heritage, wildlife and the built environment. It is a transformation that celebrates the role that the Thames bridges play in the enduring global identity of London and encourages people to enjoy the river and riverside at night.
Color Kinetics LED luminaires have been used to light up the bridges with dynamic, artistic lighting effects. In addition, the connected bridge lighting is remotely monitored and managed via Interact Landmark. The software will detect and manage faults and perform remote diagnostics and maintenance, improving asset management and thereby reducing costs.