Sheffield Parkway bridge design winner

Danish architect Tim Norlund has beaten over 100 entries to gain first prize in the Sheffield Parkway footbridge competition.Norlund joined forces with Ramboll Whitby Bird after his design was short-listed to the second stage in the competition. They will work together with the client team at Sheffield and Rotherham Councils, to take the scheme forward.

The new bridge will provide an important route over the A630 Sheffield Parkway, which links the M1 with Sheffield city centre.

The judging panel, chaired by RIBA Adviser Nik Randall of Space Craft Architects, included representatives from the two councils and Yorkshire Forward. The judges were looking for a design that would be a ‘pleasure to cross, that responds to the local landscape, is deliverable and beautiful to look at’.

The competition produced an exceptional international response with entries from 14 different countries. The other four teams short-listed to stage two were: Arup Associates, London; DLG Architects, London; Satellite Architects, London with Elliott Wood Partnership; and Tony Leung, Hong Kong with Ove Arup & Partners, Sheffield.

Based upon a simple ‘O’ ring design, the winning design was considered to be both inspired and inspiring.

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