Nine Elms To Pimlico Bridge Competition Designs Are Here

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 39 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

Greg Wesson

I like the industrial or time travel ones best. The others are too showy.

Guest

Yeah, the industrial one and the kings cross one look good. I hope they can solve how people who cross into Pimlico will get across that nightmare wide busy road that will stand before them. Theyve been talking about these plans for ages though, nothing much ever happens, I'll believe it when I see actual construction work i.e. NOT when Boris 'the dick' Johnson flaps his gob about it.

m

I like the arch bridges - industrial, time travel, and the one with the bike lanes in the centre

CosmicSyzygy

3, 5, and 9 seem best to me. Possibly 1 as well, although the circular cycle lanes seem a bit odd. The rest are just a bit ridiculous, better suited in the Tate Modern than on the Thames.

Sarah Bartlett-Bond

I like the one that looks like a huge tennis racket!

HHGeek

Geometric, please. Or, of course, relocate the Garden Bridge upstream to somewhere that it might be more appropriate.

Marilyn B

Hello,
Not everybody favours a cyclist/pedestrian bridge at this location. Vauxhall Bridge is circa 200 metres away; with a new cycle super highway being built on it. Westminster Council favours a 'lock on' bridge on Chelsea Bridge similar to the Hungerford bridge. Would make more sense and would be cheaper. However Wandsworth Council have completely ignored Westminster Council and residents on the North side (and their own Wandsworth residents' needs).
For more info:
http://5fields.org/317/nine-el...
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