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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.
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.
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!
With both competitions, 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.
If you believe you know of a Window with a View or Home with a View that has the potential to become the 2018 winner, follow @myglazing for news about next year’s competition. It’s free to enter, fun to follow and not only are there prizes to be won but also the prestige of being voted the UK’s Best Window with a View.