Aesthetic Overhead Line Structures Design Competition

This RIBA Competition invites architects, engineers and designers worldwide to propose new ideas to improve the design of gantry and cantilever structures which form an essential component of the electrification programme across the UK rail network and assist with electrification of the network through listed or otherwise protected areas.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Transportation
Country UK
RegDeadline 27 January 2014 GoogleCal iCal
29 January 2014 GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Martin Knight, Knight Architects, RIBA Adviser
David Clarke, Director, EIT
Mark Howard | Head of Power, Traction and M&E Engineering | HS2 Ltd.
Mark Whitby, Structural Engineer, Davies Maguire + Whitby
Grahame Taylor, Editor, Rail Engineer Magazine
Jonathan Glancey, Architectural Critic and Writer
Paul Weston, Head of Exhibitions and Design, National Railway Museum

The competition is a two stage competition. Stage 1 is intended to identify up to 10 potential design solutions and build scale models of these 10 designs. The contracts placed will be for a maximum of 5 weeks and up to £15,000 (inc VAT) per project. Stage 2 contracts are intended for up to 4 successful designs from Stage 1 to further develop and evaluate the designs. It is anticipated that funding will be up to a maximum of £150,000 per selected project. Further details about Stage 2 will be provided to the 10 proposals identified for Stage 1. Further details about the application process are provided below.

Entry Fee

Announcement of Result: May 2014


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