Emirates Air Line

Winner of Award for

Infrastructure or Transportation Structures - 2013

Client Name

Transport for London


London, United Kingdom

Images: © Luke Hayes; John Sturrock
The Emirates Air Line across the UK’s River Thames, is a dramatic new addition to London’s infrastructure linking two major landmark destinations, the O2 and the ExCel Exhibition Centre, and creating a third in doing so. The project was delivered in a remarkably short timescale, only two years from concept through to public opening and in time for the London 2012 Olympics – showcasing the capabilities of the UK construction industry.

Judge's comment:

The synergy between architecture and engineering has yielded a new landmark which is both beautiful and bold. Delivery within a very short timescale is testament to the whole project team and a fine example of what the UK construction industry can deliver. 

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