Tintagel Castle: Bridge Design Competition


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Footbridge Design Competition.

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Bridge
Country UK
RegDeadline 21 July 2015 GoogleCal iCal
21 July 2015 (via Online)
Eligibility Architect or Design Engineer

Through the Tintagel Castle: Bridge Design Competition, English Heritage, the guardian of this scheduled ancient monument, is now searching for a dedicated and talented architectural and engineering team to design a cliff-top footbridge. The new structure aims to trace the path, now lost through collapse and erosion, of the original land-link, creating a twenty-first century connection.
Twenty-eight metres higher than the current crossing, 72 metres in span and roughly 2.4 metres wide (allowing safe foot traffic in both directions), the bridge will transform the visitor experience, opening up exhilarating views of the Island, coastline and Atlantic seascape. It will also create a direct route to the Island, relinking the castle with its original entrance.

Graham Morrison (Chair)
The Reverend Peter Beacham OBE
Ben Bolgar
Sir Barrington Cunliffe CBE
Anna Eavis
Philip Marsden
Roger Ridsdill Smith
Tracey Wahdan
Kim Wilkie
Malcolm Reading (Jury Adviser)

The total project costs are estimated to be £4 million (including fees, VAT and associated costs).

Entry Fee

Shortlist and issue of competition information: w/c Monday 24 August
Site visit: Friday 11 September (TBC)
Final submissions by shortlisted teams: Friday 6 November
Jury interviews: Wednesday 2 December
Winner announced: January (2016)

Malcolm Reading Consultants

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