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Transparent Park Bridges in Brandenburg, Germany by Bulant & Wailzer (designed with Rhino and AutoCAD)

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Article source: Bulant & Wailzer

In the dreamed and romantic palace park, designed by the famous classicistic landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné, the appearance of the eight small bridges with different lengths, from 2 to 10 meter, should be very discreet and in harmony with the historical environment. Nevertheless we choose glass as building material as indication for our time and a modern building technology. During the day the transparent glass bridges are disappearing in the environment through their mirroring and reflecting. In the night they become visible through the magic light that they radiate from bellow.

Day View

  • Architects: Architecture Studio Bulant & Wailzer
  • Project: Transparent Park Bridges
  • Location: Brandenburg, Germany
  • Competition: 2003
  • Software used: Renderings in Rhino and Photoshop, Drawings in AutoCAD


Bridging the Gap by Studio BÄNG Designed using Rhino and Grasshopper

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Article source: Studio BÄNG

Thinking about a modular, quickly deploy- able and adaptable bridge design a quite complex shape based on parametric design strategies and digital fabrication methods was developed. We started to parametrize points in X, Y and Z direction at relevant areas of a bridge in Rhino Grasshopper. Four points at the beginning and the end of the bridge and four in the middle. These 12 parametrized points give the opportunity to steer the crosssection of the bridge at three important areas. Based on these points the defi nition creates three frames one for each end of the bridge and one in the middle.

Bridging the Gap

  • Architects: Studio BÄNG
  • Project: Bridging the Gap
  • Location: Weimar, Germany
  • Software used: Rhino and Grasshopper


Skywalk Rennweg in Vienna, Austria by SOLID architecture ZT GmbH

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Article source: SOLID architecture ZT GmbH

SOLID architecture designed a bridge that is enclosed on all sides to connect the two buildings Rennweg 44 and 46 at the fifth upper floor, 17 metres above the Kleistgasse in the third district of Vienna. The bridge with a span length of 22 metres was completed in May 2009.


Image Courtesy Günter Kresser

  • Architect: SOLID architecture ZT GmbH
  • Name of Project: Skywalk Rennweg
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Collaborators: Arch DI Christine Horner
  • Client: Österreichische Lotterien GmbH
  • Photographer of the Project: Günter Kresser


Bridge in Kiev, Ukraine by Maxwan

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Article source: Maxwan

As part of a park competition in Kiev – Ukraine, Maxwan resolved a missing gap in the primary pedestrian path. The solution goes beyond merely creating a bridge. It strives to create a signature place, within the park. It avoids any of the assumed formal or structural gestures. By doing so, it creates an almost non-bridge.


  • Architect: Maxwan
  • Name of Project: Bridge
  • Location: Kiev, Ukraine
  • Program: Bridge design
  • Client: City of Kiev, Central Department for Urban Planning & Architecture and Urban Design
  • Software used: 3DSMax, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator


Providence River Pedestrian Bridge in Rhode Island by inFORM Studio

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: inFORM Studio

The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge is a unique urban proposal in that the basis of its proposition is an exchange of transit medium. The relocation of a substantial, vehicular only conduit in favor of a pedestrian oriented connector will completely transform the spatial character of the Jewelry District/Old Harbor. Given this significant urban transformation, the project should envision a potential much larger than a pure connector. The proposed Providence River Pedestrian Bridge can become a spatial mediator between urban and ecological spaces and function as an integrated series of programs into the waterfront public spaces, allowing east and west to become a singular meandering public space. With this perspective, the proposal is better understood less as a bridge and more as an urban intervention. Additionally, the re-invigorated entrepreneurial spirit of Providence is poised to weather the global economic downturn with a future vision for the emerging Knowledge District and potential new biomedical corridor. The face of this future is one of innovation, intellectual fervor and progressive thinking. A project of this magnitude needs to reach out to this “creative class” and “knowledge economy.”

Final view

  • Architects: inFORM Studio
  • Project: Providence River Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Technical design principal: Kenneth Van Tine
  • Marketing, managing principal: Gina Van Tine
  • Design principal: Michael Guthrie


Bagley Pedestrian Bridge in Detroit, Michigan by inFORM studio

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Article source: inFORM studio

A significant community in Southwest Detroit, Mexicantown, has a unique locational strength and history, having attracted immigrant Mexican families to the area since the early 1920’s. The community is adjacent to the Ambassador Bridge which connects the U.S. to Canada and is the largest border crossing in North America. The heart of Mexicantown, along Bagley Avenue, is defined by a restaurant district, retail, a youth center and a variety of cultural enterprises. Additional landmarks present in the area include Ste. Anne de Detroit Church; the Michigan Central Station; and the city of Detroit skyline.

Image Courtesy James Haefner

  • Architects: inFORM studio
  • Project: Bagley Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Completion Date: May 2011
  • Client: Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)


Rolling Bridge in London, UK by Heatherwick Studio

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Article source: Heatherwick Studio

The studio was commissioned to design a pedestrian bridge to span an inlet of the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Basin, London, and provide an access route for workers and residents. Crucially, the bridge needed to open to allow access for the boat moored in the inlet.

Rolling Bridge (Images Courtesy Steve Speller)

  • Architect: Heatherwick Studio
  • Name of Project: Rolling Bridge
  • Location: Paddington Basin, London, UK
  • Client: Paddington Basin Development Ltd
  • Date: 2004
  • Dimensions: L x 12 metres, W x 1.4 metres
  • Materials: Steel frame and hard-wood timber deck
  • Photographer: Steve Speller


Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities in Hong Kong, China by HMC Architects

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Article source: HMC Architect

The idea to construct the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities as “a new Landmark to reflect Hong Kong as a vibrant global and metropolitan city” is an inspiring endeavor.  However some of the key elements in the design turn out to be a fixed precondition: the shape of the landmass and more importantly the infrastructure itself are not part of the design task… a missed opportunity!

Hong Kong Bridge

  • Architects: HMC Architects
  • Project: Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities
  • Location: Hong Kong, China


Acapulco Bay Bridge in Acapulco, Mexico by BNKR Arquitectura

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Can architecture salvage the broken link of a city that has been fractured and is forever growing apart? Can it make it regain its lost glamour and reposition it on the world map where it once stood as focal point but has been fading ever since?

Acapulco Bay Bridge

  • Architects: BNKR Arquitectura
  • Project: Acapulco Bay Bridge
  • Location: Acapulco, Guerrero, México
  • Partners: Esteban Suárez (Founding Partner) and Sebastián Suárez
  • Team leader: Tomáš Král
  • Software used: AutoCAD and 3DS MAX


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