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Bridgegate Public Realm, Irvine, Scotland

Open Competition Shortlisted
Client: Irvine Bay Urban Regeneration Company
Team: FoRM Partner in charge Igor Marko

As a key transitional space in the town centre Bridgegate links a 20th century public realm dominated by the car with the historical town centre characterised by balanced transport modes and a much clearer pedestrian connectivity. Once regarded as the means of connection and destination since the 1970's Bridgegate has gradually developed into a psychological barrier to integration and cross river connectivity.The main aim of the new design is to reinvent the experience and perception of Bridgegate as a gateway premier destination in the Old town regeneration area. As a new and re-visioned place Bridgegate needs to become an important driving force in creating new initiatives for economic, social and cultural change.