BM3 Architecture has submitted an international design competition entry for a pedestrian bridge in Salford, England organised by the Royal Institute of British Architect’s (RIBA).
The bridge is a reflection of Salford’s proud legacy of its industrial heritage. It is designed to act as an architectural symbol in the city to provide a new long-term identity by resuscitating the essence and values of what once was one of the greatest cotton towns in the United Kingdom.
The main element of the bridge is a physical representation of the looms that are embedded in Salford’s spinal cord; with the regeneration, come a new lifestyle and this bridge ties all these elements together as well as altering the skyline with a striking effect. It is hoped that this will improve the city’s urban environment and act as part of a catalyst for the physical, economic and social regeneration of the city.