Shortlist Announced for River Soar Footbridge Competition RIBA
          Posted by Mario Cipresso

        • The RIBA is delighted to announce the shortlist in the competition to design a new foot and cycle bridge crossing the River Soar in Leicester.

          151 expressions of interest were received from all over the world including India, Australia, Iceland, Brazil and the USA. Six teams have now been shortlisted for the second stage design phase and those teams are:

          Allies and Morrison with Price and Myers
          Explorations Architecture, Paris with Buro Happold
          Knight Architects with Gifford Bridge Designers
          McDowell & Benedetti with Arup
          Moxon Architects with Arup
          Ramboll Whitbybird

          James Sinclair of Leicester Regeneration Company said "We have been delighted by both the quantity and the quality of the submissions received, even though this has made the selection exercise a very exacting process. We now have an outstanding shortlist of design teams and look forward to seeing the results of their design development in the New Year".

          The shortlisted designs will be submitted in early February 2009 with final presentations held on 19 February 2009 in Leicester.

          More information is available at RIBA Competitions.

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