UK River Severn Crossing Competition Winners Announced

30 June 2010 (Last Updated June 30th, 2010 18:30)

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the main prize winners of an ideas competition for a third crossing over the River Severn in the UK. The competition, run by RIBA South West, the Royal Society of Architects in Wales and the Institution of Civil Engineers, c

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the main prize winners of an ideas competition for a third crossing over the River Severn in the UK.

The competition, run by RIBA South West, the Royal Society of Architects in Wales and the Institution of Civil Engineers, challenged architects and engineers to collaborate on ideas for a new Severn crossing.

Carlton Bodkin, David Coyle, Shankari Raj and Philip Skellorn from Coda Architects and Buro Happold were the winning team in the professional category.

The team came up with an idea called "Linkin' Parcs", which offered a futuristic vision of post-modern living.

Jason Skelton won in the graduate category for "Crossing?", his idea for linking Wales and England using twin beams of light.

Jim Hayles, Joanne Smyth, Matt Gitsham and Dan Birch (Quattro / Arup) received the special award for creativity for their monorail idea.