New London Architecture

Dinosaur Swing Bridge

Under Construction

Dinosaur Swing Bridge is an ultra-lightweight, perforate pedestrian bridge that will enable controlled and secure access to Dinosaur Island in Crystal Palace Park.
NEW LONDON AWARDS 2020

NEW LONDON AWARDS 2020

Shortlisted in the Placemaking category
Dinosaur Swing Bridge is a lightweight, perforate pedestrian bridge with an integral drawbridge plank that will enable controlled and secure access to Dinosaur Island in Crystal Palace Park.
 
The Dinosaur Swing Bridge project grew out a collaborative cycle of learning and teaching, between Friends of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, Tonkin Liu, engineers Arup, and local fabricator Cake Industries. The new permanent bridge will access islands where the first reconstructions of 21 extinct dinosaurs are, and where PaleoPlanting reflects 400 million years of geologic time. The Grade 1 Listed ensemble is a significant heritage embodying the democratisation of scientific knowledge. Due to poor and limited access, they have been declared ‘vulnerable’ by Historic England.

Project information

Status

Under Construction

Borough

Bromley

Size

8 sq m

Estimated completion

August 2020


Location

The Vale Gate, 68A Crystal Palace Park Rd, London SE26 6UN, UK


Team Credits

Architect

Tonkin Liu

Structural Engineer

Arup

Contractor

Cake Industries


Listed by

Tonkin Liu

Last updated on

03/02/2021


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