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Euan Maharg wins Seven Lochs green bridge competition

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November 15 2013

Euan Maharg wins Seven Lochs green bridge competition
Landscpae architecture graduate Euan Maharg  has emerged victorious in a Glasgow Institute of Architects backed competition to design a green bridge over the M73 through the Seven Lochs Wetland Park, Glasgow.

Maharg saw off competition from four other practices to earn the nod of the judging panel but the there is no word as to when, or if, the unfunded scheme will ever be built.

The winning solution design involves construction of a pre-fab concrete tunnel above which would a sunken path would be laid, bounded by a 20m wide strip of woodland. This would serve to open up access to pedestrians and cyclists as well as providing cover for nesting birds and migrating animals.

A separate ‘tree top line’ would also be built offering a canopy level view across the surrounding wetlands before heading on to Drumpelier Country Park.
The bridge would be built in two phases with the prefabricated steel and concrete bridge being built prior to the commencement of earthworks
The bridge would be built in two phases with the prefabricated steel and concrete bridge being built prior to the commencement of earthworks

1 Comment

Brian
#1 Posted by Brian on 18 Nov 2013 at 20:31 PM
This is disappointing. Same as the recent scenic routes competition, which in my opinion, ad only one decent entry in it.

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