Exploring Boundaries – The Architecture of Wilkinson Eyre

Jannuzzi Smith has designed and produced Exploring Boundaries – The Architecture of Wilkinson Eyre by Kurt W Forster and Peter Davey, for the Swiss publisher Birkhäuser. Wilkinson Eyre Architects, founded in 1983, has been drawing attention since the 1990s with its wealth of innovative and imaginative designs – notably its spectacular and structurally ambitious bridges. The best-known and most highly acclaimed are the Gateshead Millennium Bridge (2001) and the Floral Street Bridge (2003). The firm has won many awards, and are unique in having won the RIBA Stirling Prize in consecutive years.

This book covers the work of the practice since the year 2000, and offers detailed documentation of some 15 structures and projects, with special attention paid to the context of each design. Projects include the Magna Centre in Rotherham, UK; the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, UK; the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, UK; the Guangzhou West Tower, China; the Tensegrity Bridge in Washington DC, USA; and the Gatwick Airbridge, UK. Annotations by Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre run alongside the main texts, providing first-hand insight into the thinking behind the projects.