We are delighted to announce that the British Airways i360 was 1 of 11 projects honoured with an RIBA South East Award!
Built using the latest technology and materials, British Airways i360 is the world’s tallest moving observation tower. Air-conditioned in the summer, heated in winter and accommodating up to 200 people at a time, the aerodynamic pod rises up a slender steel spire to a height of 138 metres above sea level, taking around 10 minutes to reach the top. It then travels back down the spire, slowly, steadily and comfortably. Damping technology keeps the ride stable and smooth. Visitors return to the ground with changed perceptions and a new perspective on Brighton and Hove.
The judges were impressed by the innovation, originality and collaboration between architect and engineer demonstrated in this scheme.
The full list of RIBA South East winners can be viewed here