Archive for the ‘Bridge’ Category
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Two main roads, the “Hauptstrasse” in Weil am Rhein, Germany, and the “Rue de France” in Hunningue, France, are situated on the same axis. To emphasize this highly symbolic and visual connection between the two countries, the footbridge is put along the axis and not into it for the view not to be disturbed. This visual connection is enhanced by the physical one, as the design of the bridge is a response to the situation. The technical challenge is evident.
Image Courtesy Alain Caste
- Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
- Project: Foot- and Cyclebridge over the Rhein
- Location: Huningue, France
- Client: Ville de Weil-am-Rhein
- Building contractor: Construction métallique
- Competition: Wolfgang Juen, Ulrike Plos, José Luis Fuentes, Paul-Eric Schirr-Bonnans, Frederique Bindji, Mendis Thilan
- Project Team Leader: José-Luis Fuentes
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
Article source: ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
Design and construction of a third gateway crossing linking Abu Dhabi Island to the Gulf south shore. Our two-way four lane highway bridge features cantilevered road decks suspended from symmetrical steel arches, which form a sinusoidal waveform – giving this huge structure its fluid silhouette.
Image Courtesy ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
- Architects: ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
- Project: Sheikh Zayed Bridge
- Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Client: Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Time Period: 1997 – 2010
Image Courtesy ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Article source: SADAR + VUGA
The new Butcher’s bridge concludes the arrangement of the Jože Plecnik’s covered market from the mid-1930s. It connects the market area on the Adamic-Lunder embankment with the new market area on the regulated Petkovšek embankment.
The proposal envisages a ‘house-bridge’ with three horizontal platforms. The lower, the upper and the canopy platforms determine two levels of covered space above the river. The dimensions of the platforms, 39×19 m, enable a continuation of both the market and the public event area on the lower and upper levels of the bridge. All three platforms are equipped with slender bell-shaped columns that alternatingly widen either downwards or upwards, tied to a homogeneous spatial structure. The columns are placed onto the platforms in two longitudinal rows, which leave open a central space on each level. The columns are set at a distance from all edges of the platforms so that the space between the fence of the platforms and the columns offers room for a three-metre passageway.
- Architects: SADAR + VUGA
- Project: Butcher’s Bridge
- Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Article source: Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture
De Scheybeek rises in the inner dunes near Heemskerk. The lower reaches of the stream, made visible in the park, culminates in the Noordzeelanaal. The natural level of the brook lies about 30 cm. above ground level, approximately one metre above the level of the ditches in the surrounding polder. This artificial situation offers opportunities for nature and recreation, as well as being the starting point for the park design. The brook has been staged together with the new pedestrian and bicycle paths in the extended spaces in the park. A game of meeting and disappearing takes place between the visitor and the stream.
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
Article source: Guijón Arquitectura
The proposal meets the pedestrian continuity between the gardens of the Explanadas and the Park Pueblos de las Américas, bridging the difference in height between these two areas and freeing the passage of the Avenue Virgen de la Cabeza, main entrance city traffic.
Images Courtesy of Pasarela peatonal
- Architects: Guijón Arquitectura – Angel Gijón Díaz, Vicente Guallart Furió
- Name of Project: Motril Footbridge
- Location: Granada, Spain
- Collaborators: Maria Diaz, Mónica Luque, Fernando Meneses, Daniela Frogheri, Andrea Imaz, Adrian Martin Munoz, Manolo Matin Munoz
- Photographs: Fernando Alda, Pasarela peatonal
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Article source: MLRP ApS / Architecture, Research & Development
Danish-American Architects MLRP, based in Copenhagen, has completed a new foot bridge in Copenhagen Central Park.
The Woven Bridge is a modern interpretation of a classical steel park bridge.
With the new Woven Bridge, crossing the lake in Copenhagen Central Park and getting close to the water finally becomes possible. It allows for viewing the park and lake from new perspectives. The bridge is placed at the southern end of the lake and makes for a new shortcut, when crossing through the park. Designing the bridge, it was key to create a bridge that would blend into the landscape of the park but at the same time create a structure that has its own identity and personality. The bridge join the two banks of the lake, which are at different heights, with a slender arched structure. The foundations are concealed under the steel structure making the transition between bridge and nature more refined.
Images Courtesy Jens Lindhe
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
Article source: Predock Frane Architects
For the 2010 GLOW we are proposing a linear spatial construction that links the City to the Ocean. Working with the site of the Bay Street boardwalk, we intend to make visible the connection across the sand to the edge of the ocean. This is a physical “land bridge” connecting the urban landscape of Santa Monica to the edge of the water, but also a conceptual leap that transitions from the “logics” that define the city to the those of the ocean. Taking the vertical nature of the city and merging it with the horizontal impulses of the pacific, we are proposing a visceral and intense space.
Image Courtesy Ian Thomas
- Architects: Predock Frane Architects
- Project: Glow 2010 – Luminous Passage
- Location: Santa Monica, California
- Size: 250’ length / 60’ width/ 25’ height
- Client: City of Santa Monica
- Contractor: Predock_Frane Architects
- Engineer: Mike Ischler
- Project Completion: 09/25/10
- Software Used: AutoCAD and Rhino
- Photography: Ian Thomas
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
Article source: Santiago Calatrava
The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is a very special project for me. Not only is it a signature component of the City of Dallas’ urban revitalization efforts, but it is also the first vehicular bridge I have built in the United States.
After I was commissioned to design the bridge, I toured Dallas and noticed that the Trinity River basin was littered with industrial buildings, electrical lines and proposed new toll roads. I saw this as a lost opportunity for the City, since the river basin had the potential to be of defining importance to Dallas’ future development. The image below of my initial Master plan model dates to my first involvement with the City’s rejuvenation project in 1999. My concept of linking the City’s two river banks by a series of dramatic bridges and boardwalks across a flooded lakeside environment, sought to revitalize this under-used resource in the heart of the city, and create a recreational facility as important to Dallas as Central Park is to New York City.
Images Courtesy Dana Driensky
- Architect and Engineer: Santiago Calatrava
- Name of Project: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
- Location: Located in downtown Dallas, between Continental Avenue and Union Pacific Railroad Bridges the structure will cross the Trinity River Corridor linking West Dallas/North Oak Cliff with the downtown area.
- Client: City of Dallas
- Program: In January 2002 Dallas City Council awarded a design contract to Santiago Calatrava for the creation of a “signature bridge” across the Trinity River.
- Photographer: Dana Driensky
Friday, December 16th, 2011
Article source: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
More projects by Zaha Hadid
An enclosed interactive space spanning the River Ebro to form a gateway to the Zaragoza Expo 2008, a hybrid of pedestrian footbridge and exhibition pavilion. Four structural elements correspond to specific spatial enclosures, which intersect and brace each other. This fluid, dynamic design interprets the Expo’s theme: ‘Water and Sustainable Development’.
- Architect: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
- Name of Project: Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion
- Location: Zaragoza, Spain
- Period: 2005 – 2008
- Area: 6415m2
- Exhibition Surface: 3915m²
Friday, December 2nd, 2011
Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecture
The burying underground of the highway that ran along the edges of the Manzanares river provided the opportunity to open up a new urban territory to the inhabitants of Madrid: the Manzanares Park. A series of bridges over the river will allow passage from one side of the park to the other. Designed to link the neighborhoods on the right and left banks of the river, the Arganzuela Footbridge will be the longest of all the bridges to be built. The bridge will be for both pedestrians and cyclists.
Construction-Site (Images Courtesy DPA)
- Architect: Dominique Perrault Architecture
- Name of Project: Arganzuela Footbridge
- Location: Parque de la Arganzuela, 28045, Madrid, Spain
- Site area: 10 ha
- Built area: footbridge 150 m (section 1) 128 m (section 2) length, 5 to 12 m width
- Beginning of conceptual design: February 2005