Congratulations to the winner of the Design through Innovation award at the RICS Awards grand final: British Airways I-360, Brighton (South East).

The British Airways i360 is the world’s tallest moving observation tower, encompassing a 162-metre-tall vertical tower with a futuristic glass observation pod that lifts 200 passengers to a height of 138 metres.

It’s design and engineering is impressive, highly innovative, and this exciting tourist attraction is already proving to be a great success. Acknowledged by Guinness World Records as the world’s most slender tower, it has a height-to-width ratio of 41:1. State of the art cable car technology drives a 200-person capacity curved glass and steel viewing pod up and down, and energy is generated on its descent.

RICS judges said the project pushes the boundaries of technical innovation and has aided the regeneration of Brighton's seafront.

  • Highly Commended: Main site tower and Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast

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