The rail industry’s FutureRailway, in conjunction with HS2 Ltd and the RIBA, invited architects, engineers and designers worldwide to submit new, aesthetically pleasing designs for the gantry and cantilever structures on the UK rail network.
62 entries were received from 14 different countries by the 4 February deadline and the Judging Panel met on 11 February to select a shortlist for the next stage.
Ten designs have been identified for the shortlist and the teams in alphabetical order are:
- Bystrup Architecture, Design and Engineering, Denmark (with two designs shortlisted)
- COBE, Denmark
- Gorton, Paul, Scheuvens + ARUP
- IDOM UK Ltd with Alan Baxter & Associates and SEMI
- Moxon Architects
- Ramboll UK
The ten shortlisted designs will be revealed at an exhibition at the National Railway Museum in York and on the competition website www.ribacompetitions.com/ols from 1 April 2014 (today).
Interviews will be held with the ten teams on the 6 & 7 May with up to four designs then selected and the names revealed at a press event to be held at the National Railway Museum on the evening of the 7 May 2014.
Up to £150,000 per design will be available to develop the selected designs further by undertaking detailed technical and mathematical modelling and considering the route to market.