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EdF Pylons

The first ‘fougère’ pylons designed by Ian Ritchie Architects with RFR and Kathryn Gustafson, have been erected by Electricité de France, (RTE – Réseau Transmission Electricité), either side of the Rhone as part of the new Tricastin – Tavel 400kV high voltage line. The installation includes one pair of ‘S’ type and one pair of ‘N’ type. The pylons have been painted in contrasting blue and yellow as they lie within a military flight path along the Rhone valley. The painted design resulted from a competition among French art students in 2001.