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« on: December 14, 2018, 11:16:38 am »

We seem to have missed the Network Rail/RIBA Footbridge Design Ideas Competition, which was launched last June. The winners have just been announced, and they are Gottlieb Paludan Architects, DK with Strasky, Husty and Partners Ltd, CZ.


There was also a highly commended scheme from Hawkins\Brown with WSP, for a "modular 'kit of parts' that would enable a standardised bridge system to be adapted via the use of simple pre-fabricated, clip-on modular elements to different contexts and settings ranging from the historic and rural to the large scale urban interchange, with the footbridge being conceived as a social engine focussed on people and place".


More details via the link.
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 11:46:51 am »

Any of the above would be welcome at Pilning. However I don't think Santa's sack is quite that big.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 11:54:43 am »

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...a bold, elegant and uncluttered response that it was felt would create an uplifting experience...

Won't the lifts provide an uplifting experience?

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...the footbridge being conceived as a social engine focussed on people and place.

...or failing that you could just use it to get to the other platform...
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 01:21:58 pm »

Underwhelmed. I suppose it's nice to have a roof but it really looks like hundreds of other footbridges.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 01:34:18 pm »

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... social engine...

What on earth is one of them?
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 02:18:31 pm »

There was also a highly commended scheme from Hawkins\Brown with WSP, for a "modular 'kit of parts' that would enable a standardised bridge system to be adapted via the use of simple pre-fabricated, clip-on modular elements to different contexts and settings ranging from the historic and rural to the large scale urban interchange, with the footbridge being conceived as a social engine focussed on people and place".


Turnouts are a bit tight on those lines - clearances might be a bit tricky. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 03:48:02 pm »

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What on earth is one of them?
I reckon it means a place, building, structure or installation intended to facilitate and encourage interactions between people, both strangers and known.
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2018, 04:01:18 pm »

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... social engine...

What on earth is one of them?
I reckon it means a place, building, structure or installation intended to facilitate and encourage interactions between people, both strangers and known.

You forgot one of these at the end of your post: Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2018, 04:39:33 pm »

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What on earth is one of them?

Any engine apart from one running light, perhaps?
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2018, 04:42:17 pm »

I reckon it means a place, building, structure or installation intended to facilitate and encourage interactions between people, both strangers and known.

You remind me of something I read a long time ago, about the Leas Lift in Folkestone; it was a rather ancient encyclopaedia entry which described how the lift was constructed 'to facilitate intercourse between the beach and the promenade'... you had to be fairly quick, I can tell you!
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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2018, 06:45:00 pm »

I reckon it means a place, building, structure or installation intended to facilitate and encourage interactions between people, both strangers and known.

You remind me of something I read a long time ago, about the Leas Lift in Folkestone; it was a rather ancient encyclopaedia entry which described how the lift was constructed 'to facilitate intercourse between the beach and the promenade'... you had to be fairly quick, I can tell you!
As you say, I'm too ancient for that now but my experience is encyclopaedic!  Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2018, 03:40:20 pm »

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... social engine...

What on earth is one of them?
I reckon it means a place, building, structure or installation intended to facilitate and encourage interactions between people, both strangers and known.

Do you mean it's a place you might be mugged if it's not adequately lit?

I would hope they would concentrate on important issues like - how quickly and cheaply can they be assembled? How do they cater for the mobility impaired? How good is the shelter for passengers from wind and rain? What are the whole life costs (lifespan & durability, repair and maintenance costs etc)?
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2018, 04:42:31 pm »

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... social engine...

What on earth is one of them?
I reckon it means a place, building, structure or installation intended to facilitate and encourage interactions between people, both strangers and known.

Do you mean it's a place you might be mugged if it's not adequately lit?

I would hope they would concentrate on important issues like - how quickly and cheaply can they be assembled? How do they cater for the mobility impaired? How good is the shelter for passengers from wind and rain? What are the whole life costs (lifespan & durability, repair and maintenance costs etc)?

I thought I saw provisions in this modular design for a lift.
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