Transmission Line Towers Design

Transmission Line Towers Design

28 March 2008 – Registration Deadline

28 March 2008 – Submission Deadline

Sponsor: Landsnet hf. / Association of Icelandic Architects

Type: International, Open, Ideas

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland

Language: English

Eligibility: No restrictions

Fee: $10


28 March 2008 – Registration Deadline

28 March 2008 – Submission Deadline

Prizes: 30,000 EUR Total

Design Challenge:

The goal of the competition is to get ideas on the type and appearance of a tower or towers for a 220 kV high-voltage transmission line. Landsnet emphasizes that the visual impact of the towers (for the line) shall be specifically examined in this competition, and that the competitors present proposals on the detailing of towers, taking this into account as much as possible, and this means towers (for the line) both near urban areas and in unsettled areas.


It is up to the competitors whether

a) all towers shall have a new look

b) individual towers in a selected environment shall have a new/changed look

c) the look of known types of towers will be changed one way or another

d) the tower/s shall blend well into the landscape and urban areas – or

e) the tower/s shall be prominent in specified locations

The main goals of the competition are

• to evoke ideas for a new type or types of towers

• to bring forth an idea for the total overall look of the line routes

• to bring forth a proposal for a tower/towers that can be further developed


Thórdur Gudmundsson, President of Landsnet, Chairman of the Selection Committee

Árni Stefánsson, Technical and Asset Manager of Landsnet

Rolv Geir Knudsen, former Vice-president of Statnett’s Technical Division

Jes Einar Thorsteinsson, architect FAÍ

Örn Thór Halldórsson, architect FAÍ

Sigrídur Sigurdardóttir, architect, Línuhönnun hf.

Selection Committee’s consultants:

Árni Björn Jónasson, Línuhönnun hf

Jón Bergmundsson, Verkfrædistofan Afl

Entries: 1(one) A1 drawing

Entries to be mailed to:

Office of the Association of Icelandic Architects

Engjateigur 9, 2nd floor

105 Reykjavík, Iceland

no later than 28 March 2008, 17:00 Icelandic time.

It is sufficient for proposals to be mailed or delivered for air service before the deadline. Proposals will

not be accepted more than five days after the deadline

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