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London Bridge


13 July 2009

Press release contact:

Julia Davies
T: +44 (0)113 203 1490
E: julia.davies@riba.org

London Bridge 800: Design an Inhabited Bridge Competition 

The winners of the London Bridge 800 Ideas Competition are :
1st Prize – Laurie Chetwood, Chetwoods, London

2nd Prize – Lawrence Friesen, GenGeo, Ilona Hay, London

3rd Prize – Ryszard Rychlicki, student, Poznan, Poland

Organised on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (WCCA), a Livery Company of the City of London, the competition marks the 800th anniversary of the opening of the first London Bridge in 1209AD. The competition invited today's designers to imagine a new version of the inhabited bridge.  

The competition received an exceptional response with a total of 73 entries received from architects and students of architecture from all over the world. Submissions came from the UK, Europe and as far afield as the USA, Argentina, China, Hong Kong and South Africa. 

The judging panel, which included Richard Saxon CBE, journalist Peter Murray, Colette O'Shea of Land Securities, and Ian Head, Master of the WCCA, described Laurie Chetwood's scheme as 'beautifully presented, wildly imaginative and a unanimous first choice'.

Notes to editors

Please ensure the RIBA is credited when mentioning the above competition. 


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