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Ney&Partners nominated for the 2020 regional RIBA Awards (UK)

Ney&Partners nominated for the 2020 regional RIBA Awards (UK)
Ney&Partners nominated for the 2020 regional RIBA Awards (UK)© Laurent Ney

Tintagel Castle footbridge designed by Ney & Partners has been one of the 77 nominated projects out of 226 entries.

The design of Tintagel Castle Footbridge is based on the simple concept of recreating the link that once existed and crossed the present void. Instead of introducing a third element that spans from side to side, we proposed two independent cantilevers that reach out and almost touch in the middle. 

The new bridge enhances the visitor experience, enabling more people to discover the site and facilitate its understanding. The main access route via the historic inner gate of the lower ward offers dramatic views. The structure tapers from a height of 4.5 m where it springs from the rock face to just 170 cm at the centre, with an open joint between the mainland and island halves. The proposed materials of the bridge are simple, durable, and appropriate to the context of the site. The main structure is in painted steel. The balustrading is in electropolished stainless DUPLEX steel and the deck surface is vertically laid local slate.

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