Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel

04/05/10 20:33

When I led the design for the Falkirk Wheel experience I never thought that it would be realised. I thought at the time that it would be to much of challenge. British Waterways proved me wrong.

I concieved the entire masterplan with help from a very young team (me included) ... very simply we had to demonstrate how we could create a functional and thin aqueduct channel, how to locate the visitor space, create a new basin and carefully work with the existing site levels. The boatlift itself is was subject to an internal design competiition where we brainstormed different options until the client chose the '5 cog' option. Some of the alternative boat lifts that where rejected where all interesting...

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