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Shortlisted Concept Designs Revealed for the Tintagel Castle Footbridge

08:30 - 3 December, 2015
Concept Proposal (RFR and Jean-François Blassel Architecte). Image © MRC/Emily Whitfield-Wicks
Concept Proposal (RFR and Jean-François Blassel Architecte). Image © MRC/Emily Whitfield-Wicks

The six concept designs for the Tintagel Castle footbridge, the practices behind which were announced earlier this year, have now been revealed. With a shortlist featuring design consortiums led, among others, by WilkinsonEyre and Niall McLaughlin Architects, the proposals all respond to English Heritage's ambition for "a bridge that is of its place, [...] that, with its structural elegance and beauty, is in harmony with its extraordinary setting and landscape."

Proposal: Niall McLaughlin Architects with Price and Myers. Image © MRC/Emily Whitfield-Wicks Proposal: Ney & Partners Civil Engineers with William Matthews Associates, Ettwein Bridges, Waagner Biro, Ramboll and Jackson Coles LLP. Image © MRC/Emily Whitfield-Wicks Proposal: Marks Barfield Architects with Flint and Neill, J&L Gibbons LLP and MOLA. Image © MRC/Emily Whitfield-Wicks Proposal: WilkinsonEyre with Atelier One. Image © MRC/Emily Whitfield-Wicks + 13

Wilkinson Eyre Among 6 Teams Selected for "Structurally Daring" Bridge at Tintagel Castle

04:00 - 4 September, 2015
Wilkinson Eyre Among 6 Teams Selected for "Structurally Daring" Bridge at Tintagel Castle, Courtesy of English Heritage / Malcolm Reading
Courtesy of English Heritage / Malcolm Reading

English Heritage has announced the six teams shortlisted in the two-stage competition to design a new bridge at Tintagel Castle. Situated on the Island of Tintagel on the Northern coast of Cornwall, the new bridge will strengthen the medieval castle's connection to the mainland, spanning 72 meters at a height 28 meters taller than the existing pedestrian footbridge.

When the competition was announced in June, the organizers Malcolm Reading explained that teams should "envisage an elegant, even structurally daring, concept which is beautiful in its own right and sensitively-balanced with the landscape and exceptional surroundings." The six winners were chosen unanimously from a list of 137 candidates which Chair of the Jury Graham Morrison said reflect "a mix of great talent and experience." Read on for the six teams to go through to the next stage of the contest.

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Léon Blum Viaduct Bridge / RFR

01:00 - 14 November, 2014
Léon Blum Viaduct Bridge / RFR, Courtesy of RFR
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  • Architects

    RFR
  • Location

    Poitiers, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Jean-François Blassel / RFR
  • Project Year

    2014