Revealed: schemes by finalists in Winchester station contest

Winchester station approach

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The two surviving bids for the Station Approach in Winchester have been revealed on the @ArchitectsJrnal website. See:

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/competitions/revealed-schemes-by-finalists-in-winchester-station-contest/10006841.article?blocktitle=news&contentid=13628

It is going to be interesting to see what else accompanies the wizzy images. Our fear has always been that an urban design project would become a flashy building. This project will be won or lost on the quality of its public realm offer. We will hold judgement, but thus far we fear the two proposals, despite being interesting in isolation, are going to come in for a lot of slack. Lets hope we are wrong.

We are still backing the proposals developed in conjunction with students at Southampton University (@unisouthampton). These are illustrated above.

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