Chetwoods has won the RIBA international ideas competition to redesign London Bridge with a “living” crossing including space for allotments and a farmers’ market

The competition attracted more than 70 entries but the judges unanimously awarded top prize to Chetwoods’ “wildly imaginative” proposal involving glass towers soaring above the bridge (pictured, above).

The scheme envisages organic food being grown in the towers and sold at a market at footpath level.

The competition was launched to mark the 800th anniversary of the opening of the first London Bridge in 1209.

Second place was awarded to a team led by architect and AA tutor Lawrence Friesen, which designed a second bridge above the existing crossing (pictured, below).

Polish student, Ryszard Rychlicki, took third place with a design for homes made from recycled materials.

Second place was awarded to a team led by architect and AA tutor Lawrence Friesen, which designed a second bridge above the existing crossing