Nine Elms To Pimlico Bridge Competition Designs Are Here

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 44 months ago
Nine Elms To Pimlico Bridge Competition Designs Are Here
Swirly on and off ramps.
Swirly on and off ramps.
This one's a bit chunky.
This one's a bit chunky.
Time travel optional around this bridge?
Time travel optional around this bridge?
Geometric.
Geometric.
Bit industrial?
Bit industrial?
If that's a wall of water we wouldn't like to be on a boat going underneath.
If that's a wall of water we wouldn't like to be on a boat going underneath.
This one looks like the roof at King's Cross station.
This one looks like the roof at King's Cross station.
Is it just us that looks at this and thinks of a zip?
Is it just us that looks at this and thinks of a zip?
There's a lot going on with this one.
There's a lot going on with this one.
Shades of Wembley's arch?
Shades of Wembley's arch?
Did someone's kid scribble over the page?
Did someone's kid scribble over the page?
What the hell?!
What the hell?!

How do you fancy one of these across the Thames? They're some of the designs sent in to the competition for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge linking Nine Elms and Pimlico. Some are perhaps more practical than others, and we're curious to see that one will also transport anyone who uses it back to the Edwardian era, while still another has snuck in a cheeky Zeppelin.

74 professional design teams from around the world submitted designs and you can see them in two exhibitions this week (Westminster Boating Base, 136 Grosvenor Road, today until 7pm and Tuesday 9am-7pm; ROSE Centre, Ascalon Street, Friday 27 February 1pm-7pm and Saturday 28 February 10am-6pm). All designs are currently been displayed anonymously so you can have fun wondering which of the usual suspects submitted what. In March, a jury panel will draw up a shortlist of up to four to go through to the next stage and the winner will be announced on 24 July 2015.

You can see all the designs submitted on the bridge's competition website.

Last Updated 23 February 2015