The overall 2022 winner (and winner of the Engineering Award) is Tintagel Castle Footbridge in Cornwall, a 225ft-span steel bridge designed by Ney & Partners and William Matthews Associates for English Heritage. It provides level access to Tintagel Castle and comprises two cantilevers with a gap in the middle to allow for expansion. This was a challenging assignment, given the terrain and the sensitivity of the site as both an ancient monument and a place of natural beauty. How best to complement the dramatic context? The answer is not timidity but the kind of boldness that suits the rough and raw Atlantic coast of Cornwall,” commented the judging panel, chaired by Stephen Bayley, “The designers, necessarily, have understood every inch of their canvas and from an intellectual response to the engineering requirements have generated something graceful, perfectly poised, restrained: nothing here is unnecessary but what is necessary has been finessed to the point of beauty.”
Building Award: McGrath Road housing, Stratford, East London, by Peter Barber Architects for the London Borough of Newham
Public Space Award: Illuminated River, London, by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Leo Villareal for Illuminated River Foundation
Little Gem Award: Tower of Light and Wall of Energy, Manchester, by Tonkin Liu Architects for Vital Energi.