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Competition: New River Avon Footbridge, Stratford-upon-Avon


April 7, 2006
by Canadian Architect

This international competition is open to registered architects and engineering design consultants from across the world.

The master plan comprises some 60 environmental improvement schemes and included in theses proposals is a new circular pedestrian and cycling route, which will be served by a new footbridge across the River Avon. It is important for any new architectural designs for the Waterfront to respect the historic setting. The new footbridge will be an enhancement to the transport network providing a safe corridor for pedestrians and cyclists free from vehicular traffic. However, the conceptual design of the footbridge will be required to respect and enhance the historic context as well as serving its functional purpose.

The jury panel will include RIBA Architectural Advisor David Morley. The engineering advisor and the full panel will be confirmed at the next stage.

An equal honorarium of 6,000 (plus VAT) will be paid to each Stage 2 team. It is expected the winner of the competition will be commissioned to work with Warwickshire County Council to deliver the project. The winner’s honorarium represents an advance on professional fee.

May 3, 2006 is the deadline for Expressions of Interest. Stage 1 shortlisting and issuance of the competition brief will take place on June 9, 2006, followed by a site visit on June 16, 2006. July 21, 2006 is the deadline for the submission of design proposals, with final judging and interviews taking place on September 29, 2006.

For more information, e-mail riba.competitions@inst.riba.org, telephone 0113 2341335 or contact the RIBA Competitions Office at 6 Melbourne Street, Leeds, England, LS2 7PS.



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