Network Rail Footbridge Design Ideas Competition

This competition is seeking new ideas to help inform Network Rail in their design and installation of fully accessible pedestrian footbridges across the UK rail network.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Bridge
Country UK
Registration Deadline 13 September 2018 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 18 September 2018 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Architects, structural engineers, civil engineers or teams thereof, together with students of these design disciplines

Description
In launching the competition Network Rail is seeking to re‐affirm its commitment to good design across the nation, and the delivery of excellent ordinary. Given that it is unrealistic to think that a one‐size‐ fits‐all approach is appropriate given the context of Network Rail’s national footbridge portfolio, the aspiration is to generate a catalogue of appropriate footbridge designs affording greater flexibility in addressing sites across the country. The intention of this Open Ideas competition is to progress the winning entry through detailed design development post Network Rail's funding settlement for the operating period 2019‐2024 resulting in a new addition to the catalogue ‐ it is expected that this will be undertaken via Network Rail’s new Architectural framework and the competition winners details will be included in the remit for this detailed design work. In addition to this competition, under a separate work stream, Network Rail will also refresh its current standard design (adopted following a competitive tender process in 2007) via a more traditional procurement approach. Further options to develop additional appropriate footbridge designs in the catalogue will be explored in due course to ensure excellent design is at the heart of everything Network Rail undertakes.

Jury
Technical Panel:
Anthony Dewar FICE FRSA, Head of Buildings and Architecture, Network Rail
Ian Grimes MCIOB, Principal Engineer, Network Rail
Jonathan McDowell RIBA FRSA, Director, Matter Architecture [acting as the RIBA Architect Adviser]
Andy Savage FICE FCILT FIRO FPWI,Executive Director, Railway Heritage Trust
Trevor Wilson RIBA, Senior Architect, Network Rail
Chris Wise FREng FICE FIStructE RDI Hon FRIBA FRSA, Senior Director, Expedition Engineering
Judging Panel:
Paul Finch OBE, HonFRIBA (Chair), Programme director of the World Architecture Festival; editorial director of the Architectural Review and Architects' Journal
Rowan Conway FRSA, Director of Innovation and Development, Royal Society of Arts
Anthony DewarFICE FRSA, Head of Buildings and Architecture, Network Rail
Margaret Hickish MBE NRAC, Managing Director, Design 4 Inclusion Ltd
Kay Hughes RIBA AoU FRSA, Founder, Khaa
Jonathan McDowell RIBA FRSA, Director, Matter Architecture [acting as the RIBA Architect Adviser]
Chris Wise FREng FICE FIStructE RDI Hon FRIBA FRSA, Senior Director, Expedition Engineering

Prize
A Design Fund of £20,000

Entry Fee
£50
£25 for students (or groups thereof)

Timetable
Judging Panel meeting: w/c Mon. 08 Oct. 2018
Public announcement of result: TBC

Organizer
RIBA Competitions

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