06 October 2010

11 firms shortlisted for Providence bridge competition

The City of Providence, Rhode Island, USA, has chosen 11 designers out of 47 submissions to prepare designs for the next stage of their pedestrian bridge design contest. They have until 29 October to submit their designs, which must reuse the existing stone bridge piers from a redundant highway bridge.

The shortlisted firms are:
  • !melk / Balmond Studio / Robert Silman Associates (New York City)
  • Endres Ware (California)
  • H2L2 / Arup (Philadelphia)
  • inFORM studio / Buro Happold (New York City)
  • La Dallman Architects (Milwaukee)
  • McDowell + Benedetti Architects LLP (London)
  • RFR (Paris)
  • Rosales + Partners / Schlaich Bergermann and Partner (Boston)
  • Studio Providence, LLC (Providence, Rhode Island)
  • William D. Warner Architects and Planners Ltd. (Exeter, Rhode Island)
  • WXY architecture + urban design (New York City)
I'd say there are some very heavyweight entries there for a contest with such limited funding, suggesting that the attractions of the footbridge design competition remain strong.

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