This is a contest for a new £2.5m pedestrian bridge across the River Avon in Bath, organised by Bath and North East Somerset Council.
In May, six teams were shortlisted, and each given £5000 and eight weeks to develop a design. The teams are:
- AL_A / AFA Consult
- Flint & Neill / Moxon Architects
- Grimshaw / Buro Happold
- Heneghan Peng / Ove Arup
- Marc Mimram / Webb Yates
- Price & Myers / McDowell & Benedetti
Now, all six entries have been released, although anonymously. You can have fun, if you wish, trying to guess the designers! A winner was originally scheduled for August, but this is now expected to be in November.
Pont de Solferino, a Marc Mimram design. The designer has tucked the main supports away behind the edge girders, which would be implausible on anything other than a short footbridge.
For your amusement, here are my guesses at the various designers. I'm not going to forecast the winner, but if I had a vote, it would go for Entry 6.
- AL_A / AFA
- Flint & Neill / Moxon
- Grimshaw / Happold
- Mimram / Webb Yates
- Henneghan Peng / Arup
- Price & Myers / McDowell + Benedetti