Pivoting bridge in the Dinosaur Island. Swing Bridge by Tonkin Liu

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Structural Engineer.- ARUP. Main Contractor, fabricator and sub-structure design.- Cake Industries. Laser-cutting.- M-Tec. Galvanising sub-contractor.- Joseph Ash Galvanising. Piling Design.- Michael Aubrey Partnership Ltd. Pile Contractor.- Capital Piling Ltd.
Commissioning client.- Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs. Part - Funding Client.- Greater London Authority. Owner.- London Borough of Bromley.
Span.- 8 sqm.
€ 97,481.36 (£ 85,000) excluding Pro Bono work and in-kind donations.
Mayor’s funding application & design.- September 2018. Crowdfunding & design.- November 2018. Pre-application Bromley Council.- February 2019. Full planning.- August 2019. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.- 2019. Planning permission granted.- November 2019. Fabrication commenced.- January 2020. Installation.- 13th January 2021. Practical Completion.- 16th February 2021. Handover to client.- 1st March 2021.
Dinosaur Islands, Crystal Palace Park, London, United Kingdom.

Anna Liu, Mike Tonkin. Tonkin Liu

Tonkin Liu is a English firm founded by Anna Liu and Mike Tonkin. They have won ten RIBA Awards, which recognise ‘the best architecture in the UK and around the world’. The studio was showcased in Taschen’s ‘40 Under 40’ book on the future of architecture, and in The Architecture Foundation’s ‘Guide to Britain’s Best Young Architectural Practices’. They have appeared in The Independent’s ‘The Faces To Watch’, and on ‘Grand Designs’ with the Camera Jewel House. Most recently, the Singing Ringing Tree was named one of the 21 British landmarks of the 21st Century.



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