Wandsworth Council have just announced the four design teams to make it to round two of the Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge competition.
The four chosen ones stood out from 74 original entries with each team submitting a proposal for a new pedestrian and cycle link across the Thames.
The successful teams are:
•Buro Happold Limited – with Marks Barfield Architects, J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects, Gardiner and Theobold
•Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering - with Robin Snell & Partners, Sven Ole Hansen ApS, Aarsleff and ÅF Lighting
•Ove Arup & Partners Ltd - with AL_A, Gross Max, Equals Consulting and Movement Strategies
•Ove Arup & Partners Ltd with - Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates
The finalists were unanimously selected by the judges Wandsworth Council and Lambeth council, and a team of architects and engineers. The opinions of the public were pivotal in the judges’ choice, as well as technical assessments for each proposal.
In the next stage of the competition the shortlisted teams will further develop their initial ideas into more detailed designs.
Wandsworth Council are planning to announce the winning team in the autumn.
Cllr Ravi Govindia said:“I want to thank the jury panel and all of the designers who took part and made this such an exciting process. The quality of the submissions went beyond our best expectations and the interest this competition has generated across London has been tremendous.
“Congratulations to our shortlisted teams and I look forward to seeing their initial ideas developed further. 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 Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge competition was posted by WAN’s Business Information service in December 2014. The full competition brief can be found here. For a free trial contact Katerina Hojgrova.