Jason Bruges Studio and Martin Richman win Olympic bridges competition

Jason Bruges Studio and artist Martin Richman are to create up to 12 bridges and five underpasses in the Olympic Park in east London after winning the Olympic Delivery Authority’s commission for the work.

The pair saw off competition from an eight-strong shortlist also featuring Tonkin Liu and Haque Design & Research to win the commission, worth £24 000.

The bridges and underpasses are to be designed by architect Allies and Morrison, but Jason Bruges Studio (whose submission is pictured) and Richman will work on the final detailed stages of design.

The structures will be built for the 2012 Olympics, but will endure beyond the games as part of the event’s legacy.

Jason Bruges says of the brief, ‘We had to be very openminded and flexible and work backwards.’

ODA chief executive David Higgins says, ‘We have selected two hugely talented artists for this commission, and their winning artwork proposals offer an exciting glimpse of how we can bring to life the bridges and underpasses in the Olympic Park.’

Jason Bruges Studio and Richman will now work with the ODA and Allies and Morrison to further develop their concept designs.

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