Exploring Boundaries: The Architecture of Wilkinson Eyre

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2007 - Architecture - 176 pages

The London architectural firm Wilkinson Eyre Architects, founded in 1983, has been drawing attention since the 1990s with its wealth of innovative and imaginative designs - notably its spectacular and structurally ambitious bridges. The best-known and most highly acclaimed are the Gateshead Millennium Bridge (2001) and the Floral Street Bridge (2003). The firm has won many prizes, including the RIBA Stirling Prize twice. It has also demonstrated the increasingly international scope of its activities by entering the competitions for the Guangzhou West Tower in China and the Tensegrity Bridge in Washington DC, USA.

This book offers detailed documentation of some 15 structures and projects, with special attention paid to the context of each design. The projects presented include the Stirling Prize-winning Magna Centre in Rotherham, UK; the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, UK; the Guangzhou West Tower in China; and the Gatwick Airbridge, UK, among others.

 

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Contents

The Magic Carpet by Peter Davey
25
Gateshead Millennium Bridge Gateshead UK 2001
37
Magna Rotherham UK 2001
59
Crystal Palace London UK unrealised
69
National Waterfront Museum Swansea UK 2005
77
Kings Waterfront Liverpool UK 2007
91
Bridge of Aspiration London UK 2003
103
Tensegrity Bridge Washington DC USA unrealised
113
Kings Cross Gas Holders London UK concept stage
127
Mary Rose Museum Portsmouth UK concept stage
133
Nesciobrug Amsterdam The Netherlands 2006
141
Brighton Marina Brighton UK due for completion 2012
147
Gatwick Airbridge London UK 2005
161
Illustration credits
173
List of staff
174
Acknowledgements
176

Schools for the Future various locations 2003
119

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About the author (2007)

Peter Davey ist Architekt und war lange Jahre Chefredakteur der Architectural Review. Er hat zahlreiche Bücher über Architektur verfaßt.

Kurt W. Forster ist Kunsthistoriker und lehrt an der Yale School of Architecture.

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