Euan with the backing of Glasgow Institute of Architects and the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership managed to beat 5 other firms shortlisted for the award. London and Aberdeen based Moxon came in second, with Edinburgh's Optimised Environments coming in third.
The winning solution design involves construction of a pre-fab concrete tunnel above which would a sunken path would be laid, bounded by a 20m wide strip of woodland. This would serve to open up access to pedestrians and cyclists as well as providing cover for nesting birds and migrating animals.
A total of 18 entries where submitted into the competition, more information about the other entries can be found here.
The judging panel were as follows: Scott Ferguson of Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership; Lizzie Smith of Collective Architecture; Sue Evans of Central Scotland Green Network; Michael Jarvis, the president of the Glasgow Institute of Architects; Alan Cameron of the Landscape Institute; Kenneth Leitch of Napier University; and Derek Hill of Strathclyde University.
Ferguson said: ‘Maharg’s thoughtful presentation and careful consideration of the wider regeneration context of the Seven Lochs project make him a worthy winner. We look forward to working with him on a detailed feasibility study.’
Maharg said: ‘This bold and colourful brief was a pleasure to address. I found my site trips to Easterhouse and its surroundings a profound experience, which informed my strategy and green bridge proposal.
‘My hope for these new places is that they will ultimately make a sensitive and public contribution to regeneration in Glasgow.’
Source: Architects Journal