09 October 2013

Shortlist announced for Salford Meadows Bridge Competition

I discussed this contest when it was first announced in June. It was run as an open competition to design a new pedestrian bridge across the River Irwell in Salford, and I predicted the lack of other UK bridge design competitions would make this one very popular.

I didn't guess quite how popular: it attracted 172 entries, from 31 countries, which must be some kind of a record!

Salford Council have just announced the shortlist. These winning submissions will each pick up a £4,000 prize, and go forward to interviews with the judging panel in November to allow an overall winner to be selected.

There are also quite a few of the unsuccessful entries on the internet already, so I'll put together a separate post with those when I get a moment.

Atelier Zündel Cristea, Paris

Mott MacDonald with Moxon Architects, Altrincham and London

Toby Savage Design Limited with Wolfgang Buttress Studio and LDA Design, Stockport

Tonkin Liu Limited with Arup, London

3 comments:

Ed Hollis said...

Based on these images alone, my vote's with the Mott Macdonald/Moxon design.

The Happy Pontist said...

There's an image of the 4th design at http://www.salfordonline.com/localnews_page/45742-in_pictures_extraordinary_bridge_building_plans_for_chapel_street_salford.html, I'll add it here once I've confirmed authorship of the images.

chris hattink said...

It seems that, despite your earlier concerns about the feasibility of the entries, the shortlisted designs all had some pretty major bridge engineering firms behind them.