TOWER BRIDGE WINS MYGLAZING.COM WINDOW WITH A VIEW AWARD FOR 2017
- Posted 31/10/2017
MyGlazing.com competition to celebrate window views and energy efficient glazing finds its winner in spectacular glass walkway high above the River Thames
At the end of September, voting closed in the national round of the MyGlazing.com Window with a View competition. With an outstanding shortlist made up of 11 finalists, including Cloud 23 in Manchester and Dolbadarn Castle in Wales, an incredibly close public vote revealed Tower Bridge in London as the winner of this year’s competition.
Despite some fierce competition from runners up The Lighthouse, Glasgow, and Emirates Spinnaker in Portsmouth, the stunning view from London’s Tower Bridge eventually took the national crown.
Tower Bridge’s Window with a View-winning glass floor is 11 metres long, 1.8 metres wide and made up of panels weighing 530kg each.
There’s one on each of the attraction’s high-level walkways, overlooking one of the most famous bridges in the world but also providing a spectacular bird’s eye view of London life from above the River Thames.
First ever Home with a View winner announced
New to this year’s Window with a View competition was the launch of Home with a View, allowing the public to submit a picture taken from inside a house. The competition allowed us to admire a range of spectacular images from inside UK homes.
The overall winner of the competition was ’Home on the Lake’ in Stratford Upon Avon which gave us a glimpse into a cosy family environment overlooking a beautiful lake – something we’re not all lucky enough to enjoy!
About the Window with a View competition
With the Window with a View competition, MyGlazing.com celebrates the UK’s most spectacular views and promotes the benefits of modern, clear and energy efficient glazing both in the home and out of it.
Since February, people working in and visiting tourist attractions and public buildings had been encouraged to submit photos of their favourite views through windows across the UK on MyGlazing.com.
A judging panel of industry experts from the worlds of architecture, tourism, photography and art then selected the four best views from each region, which went on to a final public vote to find the overall winner.