English Heritage has released images of the concepts produced by the six shortlisted teams competing to design the new bridge at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall.
The brief to the finalists was that the winning design must be “…a bridge that is of its place, a bridge that, with its structural elegance and beauty, is in harmony with its extraordinary setting and landscape”. It will be 28m higher than the current crossing, opening up views of Tintagel, the surrounding coastline, and the Atlantic.
Kate Mavor, chief executive of English Heritage, said: “These concept designs bring the reality of a new bridge so much closer. The competition is all about finding the right team but the concept designs help us to visualise each team’s approach and how a new bridge will complement this exceptional landscape.”
Graham Morrison, chair of the jury, said: “Here are six very different and clear ideas, all beautifully presented; we are delighted with the response to the brief. Any of these teams is capable of making a worthy addition to the setting. The jury is very much looking forward to the detailed assessment process and, ultimately, selecting a winner.”
Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes with Terrell (France):
Marks Barfield Architects with Flint and Neill (UK) :
Ney & Partners Civil Engineers with William Matthews Associates, Ettwein Bridges and Waagner Biro (Belgium):
Niall McLaughlin Architects with Price and Myers (UK):
RFR and Jean-François Blassel Architecte, with EngineersHRW, and WSP (France):
WilkinsonEyre with Atelier One (UK):