Award-winning architectural office, spatial practice, completed a site-specific light installation in Tokushima, Japan; titled Indigo Waterfall. The permanent fiber optic lighting installation is debuted at the Tokushima LED Art Festival 2016 flanking both sides of Kasuga Bridge creating the perception of indigo ink spilling into Shinmachi River.
Inspired by both the past and present industries of Tokushima City, the designer merges and highlights the importance of both industries in its development of the city. Tokushima City was built by the indigo dye industry; big indigo storehouses occupied both waterfronts surrounding Kasuga Bridge where white walls and blue stones were reflected onto the river. Tracing back to its history, the Indigo Waterfall gives new remembrance to the surrounding indigo storehouses by utilizing Tokushima City’s new thriving LED industry and its surrounding natural beauty. By connecting light, nature, local culture and people; the installation creates a new image for Tokushima City.
Indigo Waterfall bridges the past, future, and evolution of industrial development.
NEXT architects are working on a unique series of bridges all over the world. This time, their latest design isn’t an intriguing bat bridge (nominated for the 2016 Dutch Design Awards), but an iconic bridge in China: the Lucky Knot. The new steel pedestrian bridge in the Chinese mega city Changsha is 185 metres long and 24 metres high and fits perfectly in the sequence of extraordinary bridges that characterise NEXT’s practice; by explicitly engaging with the local context, the bridge designs offer new perspectives.
The eye-catching Lucky Knot has down-to-earth Dutch roots: NEXT architects holds offices in Amsterdam and Beijing. In 2013, after the completion of their breathtaking Melkwegbridge in Purmerend, NEXT was invited to take part in an international competition to design a new bridge to be constructed over the Dragon King Harbour River in Changsha’s rapidly developing ‘New Lake District’. For this special commission, the teams in Amsterdam and Beijing joined forces to come up with the unique, winning design: the Lucky Knot. Combining the Dutch team’s expertise in infrastructure and water management and Chinese team’s perseverance and knowledge of the local context was a crucial part of the process. The bridge has already become an icon, and was selected by CNN as one of the “most spectacular bridges that break the mold.”
Rogers Partners was chosen by the Buckhead Community Improvement District to deliver a detailed plan and concept design for an innovative park over the GA400 freeway and the MARTA regional light rail platform and tracks. Our design for the park will make strategic connections over GA400 and MARTA to enhance the life of the district, tailored to the specific qualities of the site and authentic to the Atlanta region.
The Foot and Cycle bridge, named Byens Bro(The City’s Bridge), provides a link between Central Odense and the new urban developments by the harbor. The bridge provides better access to the platforms of the railway station, while it at the same time creates a magnificent new landmark for Odense, Denmark’s third-largest city.
The Moody Pedestrian Bridge is a one of a kind Inverted Fink Truss bridge in Austin, Texas. The bridge connects two buildings as part of the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas. It crosses over West Dean Keeton Street, a busy thoroughfare that traverses the campus. The bridge is characterized by a series of slender steel towers that vary in height and scale creating an elegant statement along one of the major avenues surrounding the campus. This type of bridge is the first of its kind in the United States, and the only one worldwide with a single support tower as the main loading member. The overall length of the bridge is approximately 300’ (91m) with a slender high tower of 65’ (20m) which marks the bridge crossing from a distance creating a gateway to the university campus for students and visitors alike. The pedestrian bridge compliments the architecture of the Bello Center, one of the recently completed buildings of the College of Communication. The bridge has integrated aesthetic lighting into its stainless steel railings.
The San Shan Bridge spans across the Gui River and will be an integral part of the infrastructure program for the Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing and connects the city center with Zhangjiakou. The english translation of “San Shan” is 3 Mountains and describes the form of the bridge seen from the side with its 3 arches connecting to its hilly backdrop.
Designed by the DVVD architecture, design and engineering agency, the overpass on the Loing links the municipalities of Saint-Mammès and Veneux-les-Sablons, in the department of Seine-et-Marne. More than just a connecting structure, this is a sculptural work which banks upon simplicity and elegance in design to enhance an equally remarkable site.
A linking structure on the Boulevard Périphérique between Paris and Aubervilliers, the Claude Bernard overpass, which bears the distinctive stamp of the DVVD architecture, design and engineering agency, has been in service since 2nd October 2015. Sympathetic to its environment, this sculpted structure, formed entirely of curves, is a strong landmark in the changing panorama of the capital.
The Solar Zigzag Footbridge is a design proposal for a public functional art structure. The painted steel bridge is designed to span one hundred feet over a roadway, a stream, or a ravine. The structure is thirty-two feet tall, and eighteen feet wide. It is made from six overlapping triangular shaped steel trusses that are welded together and separated by a steel and wood planked walkway near the center, and a frame at the top that supports five large solar cell panels. The solar cell panels are used to generate electricity for the community in which the Solar Zigzag Footbridge is located, and to light the structure at night.
Istanbul based award winner studio Alper Derinboğaz,Salon designed Beylikdüzü Life Valley Bridges and Routes masterplan project with the guidelines of possibilities, the ideas, the dreams, and the scenarios under the title of “Keeping the Valley Alive” within shaping the future of the valley will be pieced together with the targets of keeping it livable, accessible, sustainable, feasible. Salon detailed the design process with in 3 main headings, namely Access the Valley, Feel the Valley, and Watch the Valley to make up the backbone of the project with the inclusion of transitions and strong relationships between different scales such as the civil society, the city scale, the district scale, and the bridge scale.