Regeneration is a prominent theme reflected through some of the projects featured in this issue. A spectacular leisure facility has been built on a former airport site in Bristol. On a smaller scale but just as important for the regeneration of Folkestone is the addition of a seafood restaurant on the seafront.
Linking old with new, a cycle and pedestrian bridge in Czech Republic provides a simple design solution that blends easily with its surroundings. On a slightly different vein is the weaving of a galvanized facade into a prominent structure in Stockholm.
We also feature an important article from European General Galvanizers Association (EGGA) and Swera KIMAB, a leading Institute within corrosion and materials research based in Stockholm. The article highlights the incorrect modern-day use of salt spray testing. Originally used for quality control of specific coatings or materials, the test has morphed into one that is used to generate misleading information on performance comparisons between different coatings.
Swera and EGGA do a commendable job in clarifying the reasons behind the misuse of this testing method.