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The bicycle bridge across the Sava River in Slovenia by Dans architects

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: Dans architects

DANS arhitekti was founded in 2004 by Rok Bogataj, Miha Dešman, Eva Fišer Berlot, Vlatka Ljubanović, and Katarina Pirkmajer Dešman. Their approach leads to architecture that conceives the physical environment, space and culture that we live and work within; architecture that fosters social contacts, acts therapeutically, improves living culture and expands our imagination. Their architecture originates from the reflection of the physical, social, and symbolic context of the location, where it is embedded, and the content it is intended for. DANS arhitekti are most fond of projects with a salient social dimension, such as schools, kindergartens, hospitals, buildings for people with special needs, and, in recent years, they are engaged in the wondrous realm of sacral architecture.

Image Courtesy © Dans architects

Image Courtesy © Dans architects

  • Architects: Dans architects
  • Project: The bicycle bridge across the Sava River
  • Location: Slovenia

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Huashan Bridge in China by SANTIAGO CALATRAVA LLC

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Article source: SANTIAGO CALATRAVA LLC 

Santiago Calatrava has been hired to design three landmark road and pedestrian bridges in the rapidly expanding Chinese city of Huashan. Huashan is situated approximately 20 kilometers east of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province in central China. These three iconic steel bridges will span the new Yangtze River canal, which connects to feeder lakes of the Yangtze River. The trio of bridges, called Xihu, Xianbi and Lincong, will facilitate vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians between the two sides and along the banks of the rapidly developing city. The construction of these bridges is central to the development of Huashan’s new urban center.

Artistic impression of an aerial view of the canal, Image Courtesy © Santiago Calatrava LLC

Artistic impression of an aerial view of the canal, Image Courtesy © Santiago Calatrava LLC

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SALFORD MEADOWS BRIDGE in England by Atelier Zündel Cristea

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Article source: Atelier Zündel Cristea

The scope of this project is to provide a new crossing for pedestrians, over the River Irwell from the A6, to The Meadow on the North of the river. It will help to unlock the vast development potential of a major corridor linking Salford and Manchester.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Zündel Cristea

Image Courtesy © Atelier Zündel Cristea

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THE RIO ARGA PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE AND COMMUNITY GARDENTOOL SHEDS in Pamplona, Spain by PERALTA AYESA architects

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Article source: PERALTA AYESA architects

This project consists of, on the one hand, the construction of a pedestrian bridge to improve access between the park and the city and, on the other hand, the construction of some sheds, in the park’s fruit and vegetable garden area, to serve as storage spaces for the garden concessionaires.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

  • Architects: PERALTA AYESA architects, Raúl Escrivá Peyró (OPERA engineering), Juan José Peralta Gracia y Andrés Ayesa Pascual
  • Project: THE RIO ARGA PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE AND COMMUNITY GARDENTOOL SHEDS
  • Location: Aranzadi Park of Pamplona, NAVARRE, Spain
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute, Eduardo Berián / Hidrone
  • Partnership: Alfonso Pérez Negro (Technical architect), Carlos Ros Zuasti (Lighting engineering), FLUMEN S.L. (Environmental report), GEEA S.L. (Geotechnical study)
  • Builder: U.T.E. APEZETXEA ANAIAK S.L. – GOGOR S.A.
  • Construction: (December 2014 – June 2015)
  • Area Pedestrian bridge: 274,70 m2
  • Community gardentool sheds: 424,50 m2
  • Year Project: (April 2014 – July 2014)
  • Budget: 929.931,74 €

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The Luchtsingel in Rotterdam, Netherlands by ZUS

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Article source: ZUS 

The Luchtsingel is open. Decades after their separation, the 400-meter-long pedestrian bridge has reconnected three districts in the heart of Rotterdam. The Luchtsingel was initiated and designed by the Rotterdam-based architects ZUS and is the world’s first piece of public infrastructure to be accomplished mostly through crowdfunding. Together with the new public spaces, including the Delftsehof, Dakakker, Pompenburg Park, and the Hofplein Station Roof Park, a ‘three-dimensional cityscape’ has arisen.

Image Courtesy © ZUS

Image Courtesy © ZUS

  • Architects: ZUS 
  • Project: The Luchtsingel
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, ProSteel, SCIA, Technosoft Construct, Technosoft Raamwerk, Compufix 8.4, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop
  • Client: Own initiative / City Initiative Rotterdam
  • Contractor: Groot Lemmer
  • Length : 400m
  • Date: 2011 – 2014

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Wild Walk in Tupper Lake, New York by Linearscape Architecture, PLLC

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Article source: Linearscape Architecture, PLLC 

Wild Walk is an interactive nature walk at the Wild Center, a non-profit organization and nature center committed to helping people explore and learn about the natural environment of the Adirondacks. Built in the forest, Wild Walk is designed as an elevated trail of bridges that creates a learning landscape; bringing visitors up into the treetops to offer a new perspective of the forest. The project consists of a series of platforms connected by bridges that start at grade level and gradually bring people 40 ft. above grade to look out over the surrounding woodlands. The platforms are supported by Corten steel posts designed to be an abstraction of the surrounding white pine trees. Wild Walk is almost fully accessible, family oriented and includes a four-story twig tree house, swinging bridges, a spider’s web for shared play hovering 24 ft. off the ground and many opportunities to sit, observe and learn about the forest below. The walk culminates in a life-sized bald eagle’s nest at the highest point that visitors can inhabit.

Wild Center, Image Courtesy © Linearscape Architecture, PLLC

Wild Center, Image Courtesy © Linearscape Architecture, PLLC

  • Architects: Linearscape Architecture, PLLC 
  • Project: Wild Walk
  • Location: Tupper Lake, New York
  • Software used: Revit
  • Project Team: Wayne Striker and Ting Chin
  • Regulatory Approvals/Landscape and Site Planning: William W. Palmer and Barbara M. Budzinski
  • Structural Engineers: Silman
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers: Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
  • Contractor: Northland Associates with Phoenix Welding & Fabricating
  • Exhibit Design and Fabrication: Cost of Wisconsin and The Wild Center
  • Exhibit Graphic Design:  Derek Prior
  • Client: The Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr, Tupper Lake, NY  12986
  • Designer: Charles P. Reay

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Cirkelbroen Bridge in Copenhagen, Denmark by Studio Olafur Eliasson

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Article source: Studio Olafur Eliasson

Cirkelbroen celebrates pedestrians. It reflects the daily life and intimacy that you find around the canal in the Christianshavn neighbourhood, its houseboats and sailing boats, the unique life on the ramparts. Copenhagen’s harbour was once a centre of maritime activity, and Cirkelbroen is a testimony to that history.

Image Courtesy © Søren Svendsen

Image Courtesy © Søren Svendsen

  • Architects: Studio Olafur Eliasson
  • Project: Cirkelbroen Bridge
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Anders Sune Berg, Søren Svendsen

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Danjiang Bridge in Taipei, Taiwan by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects, working with Leonhardt, Andrä & Partner and Sinotech Engineering Consultants, have won the international competition to design the new Danjiang Bridge in Taipei for the Directorate General of Highways, Taiwan, R.O.C.

MIR, Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

MIR, Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Danjiang Bridge
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Design (ZHA): Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Directors (ZHA): Charles Walker and Manuela Gatto
  • Project Architect (ZHA): Shao-wei Huang
  • Design Associate (ZHA): Paulo Flores
  • Lead Designer (ZHA): Saman Saffarian
  • Project Team (ZHA): Evgeniya Yatsyuk, Paul Bart, Sam Sharpe, Silviya Barzakova, Julian Lin, Ramon Weber
  • Lead structural engineering consultancy and JV Partner: Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner (Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner, Beratende Ingenieure VBI AG , Germany) (more…)

Pedestrian Bridge in Austin, Texas by MRA – Miró Rivera Architects

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Article source: MRA – Miró Rivera Architects

With a design inspired by the reeds that cover the shores of the lake, the bridge is a light and maintenance-free structure that is well-integrated within its wetland setting. The bars/reeds intertwine at the abutments and “grow” over the bridge, camouflaging it and transforming the bridge into a symbiotic, almost invisible link.
Composed of five nested pipes, the arch structure spans 100 feet with a main span of 80 feet.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel

  • Architects: MRA – Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location:  Austin, Texas
  • Photography: Paul Finkel
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Client: Withheld at Owner’s Request
  • Design Team: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP, Miguel Rivera, FAIA LEED AP
  • Area: 80 ft span
  • Structural Engineer: Architectural Engineers Collaborative
  • Contractor: Signor Enterprises
  • General Contractor: Don Crowell, Inc.

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The Infinite Bridge in Aarhus, Denmark by Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Article source: Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter

The Infinite Bridge is a sculpture by danish architect studio Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter built and exhibited in connection with the international biennale, Sculpture by the Sea 2015, that takes place in the scenic coastal landscape surrounding the city of Aarhus.

mage Courtesy © Aarhus I Billeder

mage Courtesy © Aarhus I Billeder

  • Architects: Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter 
  • Project: The Infinite Bridge
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Photography: Aarhus I Billeder, Peter Hastrup Jensen, Danish TM

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