New Taipei City Government has launched an international competition for a landmark £50 million elevated bicycle path
Dubbed ‘New SkyRider’ – the raised route will pass over the Dahan Creek connecting Xinzhuang District to Banqiao District (pictured).
‘Visionary and ground breaking’ proposals are sought for the installation which is the first in a series of planned elevated cycle routes intended to showcase low-carbon urban planning.
According to the brief: ‘Designers should blend greening, natural topography, and structural form to create an environmentally friendly transport system that is at the forefront of the international wave toward sustainability, and thus establishing a new paradigm for green building.’
Proposals should deliver a safe and efficient cycling environment, reflect local aesthetics and culture, and include well-designed pedestrian facilities beneath the structure.
Judges include Syracuse University architecture professor Julia Czerniak and the head of New Taipei’s Department of Urban Development Yin-Hao Chiu.
Five shortlisted teams – set to be selected in late May – will receive around £16,000 each to develop conceptual designs and to produce a 3D animation and model.
The winning team will receive a £2.7 million design fee for the project.
The deadline for submissions is 24 May.
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