Design Ideas Competition

Winner & Highly Commended

Legacy pre-cast concrete footbridge, Southampton Airport Parkway [Image: Network Rail]


Gottlieb Paludan Architects A/S, Denmark with Strasky, Husty and Partners Ltd, Czech Republic

The Framing Bridge:
The scheme presents a bridge with a well-resolved design aesthetic that most convincingly addresses the wide range of practical challenges whilst proposing a bold, elegant and uncluttered response that would create an uplifting experience for the range of users and be readily adaptable to suit many different contexts.


N92 – The Framing Bridge, Gottlieb Paludan Architects, DK with Strasky, Husty and Partners Ltd, CZ



Hawkins\Brown, UK
with WSP

Modular Bridge of the Future:
The scheme presented a strong strategic approach, proposing a modular 'kit of parts' that would enable a standardised bridge system to be adapted via the use of simple pre-fabricated, clip-on modular elements to different contexts and settings ranging from the historic and rural to the large scale urban interchange, with the footbridge being conceived as a social engine focussed on people and place.


N35 – Modular Bridge for the Future, Hawkins\Brown with WSP