Four teams including Hopkins Architects, Amanda Levete's practice AL_A and two separate teams from Ove Arup & Partners have been shortlisted in the competition to design a new bridge in London spanning the Thames from Nine Elms to Westminster. The competition for the £40 million bridge, part of the dramatic new developments at Nine Elms and Battersea, made headlines last month when all 74 entrants were released to the public.
Read on after the break to see the entries from all four teams
The competition was hosted by Wandsworth Council, who called on designers for an "inspiring and innovative" river crossing. The new bridge will be financed by around £26 million in funds that will be diverted from community infrastructure levies on the surrounding developments, with the remaining £14 million coming from private investment.
The jury for the competition is chaired by Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, with the other members comprising the leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia, Lambeth councillor Joanne Simpson, engineer Henry Bardsley and chair at the UK Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) Pam Alexander.
Commenting on the four shortlisted teams, Ravi Govindia said: "The quality of the submissions went beyond our best expectations and the interest this competition has generated across London has been tremendous... The devil will be in the detail and the next stage will show us whether these four highly skilled and innovative design teams can meet the complex challenges this project presents."
The four shortlisted designs:
Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering with Robin Snell & Partners, Sven Ole Hansen ApS, Aarsleff and ÅF Lighting
In addition the organizers of the competition have named six runners-up, also naming the designers for each of the 74 designs submitted to the competition. Visit their website to see them all.
Story via The Architects' Journal