A Bridge Over Troubled Water

This competition brief involves the design of a 22 mile bridge between the UK and France.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Bridge
Country Paris, France
RegDeadline 31 May 2018 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
31 May 2018 (via Online)
Eligibility All

As part of our 2017/18 research theme discussing the infrastructural implications of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, the school has launched an international architecture competition for a fixed, above ground link connecting
France with the UK.
During the Anglo-French summit that took place on 18 January 2018, British Foreign Secretary proposed the idea of a 22 mile (35km) bridge linking the two nations.
The 'Boris Bridge' has already been widely criticised, with both the importance of the Channel (la Manche) as a shipping lane of global importance, as well as Johnson's history of flamboyant vanity projects (most notably the London Garden Bridge).
Within the context of the UK's departure from the EU in March 2019, can a potential link between the island and continental Europe usher in a new era of cross-channel co-operation and free-trade, or is it simply another grand projet folly to divert from the real and perhaps insurmountable issues involved in untangling the UK from decades of EU integration.

Not yet announced

The winning entry will receive prize money of €2000

Entry Fee
€22.50: 20th February - 20th March
€32.50: 21st March - 21st April
€50.00: 22nd April - 31st May

All entries will be exhibited at the Paris School of Architecture in an open public event in September 2018.

The Paris School of Architecture

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