13 Oct Paradise Street Bridge
Wilkinson Eyre – The Liverpool One development has formed a key part of the city’s recent regeneration, creating an enhanced public realm and retail offer. Wilkinson Eyre designed a number of related components within the masterplan, delivering a new transport interchange to replace the existing Paradise Street bus station. Twin public concourses, each with five bus stands, define the direction of vehicular movement and provide enclosed protection for waiting passengers. The timber-lined roof elements are simple linear forms which rise and twist in a geometry reminiscent of a ship’s hull. The Liver Street carpark is built over the bus layover, and connected to the development’s flagship store by an enclosed pedestrian bridge. With a 60m span, the bridge is constructed from fabricated steel plate and is extensively glazed, the materials emphasising its unique ‘folded’ geometric form.
RIBA Award 2009