Fairytale of Burscough Bridge

Organiser: RIBA
Location: RENEW Rooms Liverpool L1 4DQ
Phone: 0151 707 4380

15 – 25 September 2008 The Fairytale of Burscough Bridge celebrates modern creative life beyond the city; presenting the successful realisation of a contemporary design project within a rural context. Liverpool based design agencies BCA Landscape and Smiling Wolf have created a bold and adventurous scheme to enrich the sense of identity in the Lancashire village of Burschough Bridge. The scheme involved the creation of a series of new small interlinked squares and pedestrian routes (previously full of parked cars and clutter) – animated with bespoke furniture, paving, artworks, lighting, signage and a village clock. Drawing from the recently completed project, this exhibition presents a unique look at the work through a range of visually engaging materials; from the orginal research process through to the projects completion, the exhibition represents each stage with strong graphics and beautifully crafted animation, offering an insight into the inspiration behind the scheme, drawn from the town’s partly forgotten rich heritage, unique character and traditional values. For more information about this and other events and exhibitions at the RENEW Rooms, call 0151 707 4380 or email

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