Archive for the ‘Bridge’ Category
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
Article source: MVRDV
Zeestad and the municipality of Den Helder (Netherlands) today announced MVRDV as winners in the competition for a new public installation on the northern dike of the city of Den Helder. The jury praised the winning entry for demonstrating “an energetic spirit of the city is represented as an infinite form.” The new landmark represents the connection between city and sea. Completion is set for 2019.
Image Courtesy © MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: SeaSaw
- Location: Den Helder, The Netherlands
- Client: Zeestad and the municipality of Den Helder
- Design: Winy Maas, Jacob Van Rijs and Nathalie De Vries
- Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Stefan de Koning with Ronald Hoogeveen, Sanne van der Burgh, Geert Folmer, Stavros Gargaretas, Boudewijn Thomas, Mariya Gyaurova, Akshey Krishna Venkatesh, Afrodite Moustroufis, Angel Sanchez Navarro, Boris Tikvarski, Edina Peli, Kristin Schaefer, Katarzyna Nowak, Kevin Loftus, Luca Vacchini, Mirco Facchinelli and Meng Yang
- Visualisation: Antonio Luca Coco, Tomaso Maschietti, Giovanni Coni and Kirill Emelianov
- Partners: IMd Consulting engineers: ir. Pim Peters RO and ir. Sander Lamping
- Year: 2018+
Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Article source: PT Landscape
The concept of Xifeng Bridge is the spread-open wings of a phoenix, which is an auspicious bird and a symbol of peace and harmony. The ancients believed that phoenix would fly over if the world is in peace and prosperity. The oracle of “Feng” is like the oracle of wind, meaning the omnipresent and spiritual power of wind.”Huang” is pronounced like the “Emperor” in Chinese, meaning the supreme power. Therefore, phoenix is also the symbol of Chinese imperial power, and is usually paired with dragon, which is a symbol of lucky and harmony.
Image Courtesy © PT Landscape
- Landscape Design: PT Landscape
- Architects: PT Architecture Design (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
- Project: Qingdao Wanda Victoria Bay Xifeng Bridge
- Location: Qingdao, Shandong, China
- Photography: PT Landscape
Friday, March 30th, 2018
The site of Dawn Bridge lies between the old town of Zhujiajiao and new residential developments, between the existing crossings of the Fangsheng Bridge (a landmark since 1571) and the Qingpu Bridge (a low-key modern road bridge).
Image Courtesy © MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: Dawn Bridge
- Location: Shanghai, China
- Client: Zhujiajiao Municipality
- Design MVRDV: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries
- Design Team: Wenchian Shi, Marta Pozo, Lorenzo Mattozzi with Wenzhao Jia, Cosimo Scotucci, Jose Sanmartin, Enrico Pintabona, Chi Zhang, Artemis Maneka, Cai Zheli, Ray Zhu, Jammy Zhu and Alice Huang
- Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Davide Calabrò, Giovanni Coni and Pavlos Ventouris
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
Article source: wUrck
The “Golden Garland” (K.G. Zochernrug) is a bridge in Tiel that strengthens the route from the shopping area to the city center. The bridge crosses the water diagonally and forms the best possible visual and functional connection between the embankments. By defining the entrance to the city the Garland plays the role of a “city gate”. In an elegant gesture the bridge invites people into the city.
Image Courtesy © Jan de Vries
- Architects: wUrck
- Project: Golden Garland
- Location: Tiel, the Netherlands
- Photography: Jan de Vries
- Client: Gemeente Tiel
- Constructor: Haasnoot Bruggen bv
- Lightiz: Industrielicht
- Length: 25 metres
Monday, October 30th, 2017
Article source: Martin Duplantier Architectes
01. Mirroring the environment, the bridge is an elliptical disk. An off-centered hole leaves open views into the gap between the two rock faces. A strong net allows courageous visitors to lay down in the void.
Image Courtesy © Martin Duplantier Architectes
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Article source: MICROSCAPE architecture urban design AA
The area covered by the project is part of the northern basin of the lake Massacciuccoli; until the 40s of the twentieth century the area was occupied by the cultivation of rice, then replaced in the late ’60s by the Lotus’ Flowers – today one of the largest camp in Europe. The site was in a state of decay and neglected and the public use was denied. Today with the new pedestrian and cycling path it brings to the light a true “environmental jewel” that opens a new scenario in an area unfortunately largely deteriorated by urbanization strongly pervasive and of poor quality. The Cycling & pedestrian track “Lotus Flower”, in its length of 1km, connects the train station of Bozzano to the centre of Massarosa and it is an integral part of the system of the regional cycling routes dedicated to Giacomo Puccini and places related to his life.
Image Courtesy © Pietro Savorelli
- Architects: MICROSCAPE architecture urban design AA
- Project: Cycling & Pedestrian track Lotus Flower
- Location: Massarosa, Italy
- Photography: Pietro Savorelli
- Software used: Autocad, Primus, Photoshop, Sap 2000, 3D Studio.
- Client: Municipality of Massarosa
- Structures and security: Eng. A. Bertini
- Construction supervision: MICROSCAPE architecture urban design AA
- Contractor: ATI Bicicchi Felice srl + Cemenbit srl
- Dimension: 1 Km
- Amount: 400.000,00 euro
Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Article source: Chaukor Studio
The development of various public transport modes in the metropolitan city of Delhi like railway line, Delhi metro, bus stops and auto-rickshaw stands has increased the number of pedestrians on the roads. Due to no proper walking space for the pedestrians on most of the major road junctions in the city, the intersection of the vehicular traffic with the pedestrians causes a call for alarm towards the safety of the people.
Is there an eco-friendly approach to address this problem without further compromising the safety of pedestrians and also help in revitalizing the city?
Image Courtesy © Chaukor Studio
- Architects: Chaukor Studio
- Project: The Pedestrian Skywalk
- Location: Delhi, India
Friday, September 1st, 2017
Article source: Margot Krasojević Architects
The design proposal is for a pedestrian bridge commissioned by the Ordos government to cross the Wulanmulun River, located in Ordos city, Kangbashi district Mongolia.
The bridge consists of a main floating section which gives buoyant support to three expanding walkways, and a carbon fiber triple sail which is raised and lowered by the buoyancy rotator. The bridge is a flexible structure that can relocate by sailing along the river to its new position. To do so, it folds into multiple sections that stack into each other.
Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojević
- Architects: Margot Krasojević Architects
- Project: Revolving Sail Bridge
- Location: Eerduosi Shi, China
- Photography: Margot Krasojević
- Software used: Catia, Marionette, 3dS Max
- Client: Ordos governemnt
- Architects/Designers: Margot Krasojević
- Project manager: Margot Krasojević
- Collaborators: Out to tender
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Article source: civiliti
A simple viaduct, located at the entrance of the University of Montréal’s future campus, creates a unique visual and spatial happening.
In forthcoming years, the University of Montréal, one of the city’s major institutions, will be opening a second campus located on a former railway yard.
Existing tracks had to be relocated in order to accommodate the new facilities and a new viaduct was built over the campus’ future access road. The site was dug to allow the underpass, then bermed up slightly to accommodate the 24-metre steel bridge structure. The reinforced concrete abutments extend into zigzagging retaining walls, creating a dynamic mineral landscape.
View of Zigzagging Retaining Walls, Image Courtesy © civiliti
- Architects: civiliti
- Project: A New Viaduct for the MIL Campus of the University of Montreal
- Location: Montreal, Canada
- Service de la mise en valeur du territoire, Ville de Montréal
- Service des infrastructures, de la voirie et des transports, Ville de Montréal
- Architectural team:
- Peter Soland, Lead Architect
- Fannie Duguay-Lefebvre, Lead Urban Designer
- Pascal Forget, Project Architect
- Etienne Ostiguy, Project Architect
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Article source: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
With the change from commercial harbour activities to residences and retail, the Inner Harbour of Copenhagen has undergone a pronounced transformation. In this case, the clients brief called for a somewhat minimal bicycle ramp providing an alternative to the staircase. DISSING+WEITLING saw a tremendous potential for the new ramp to become something more than just replacing the staircase. The solution was ‘The Bicycle Snake’. The 230m elevated ramp ensures the complete separation of cyclists and pedestrians – the cyclists can pass quickly and easily through the area, while experiencing unique and exciting views and the elevated road allows pedestrians to use the entire wharf avoiding perilous situations.
Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjorthoj
- Architects: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
- Project: Cykelslangen (The Bicycle Snake)
- Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Photography: Ole Malling and Rasmus Hjorthoj
- Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper