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Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, Texas by Santiago Calatrava

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

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Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion in Spain by Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

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’.

Interior View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Name of Project: Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Period: 2005 – 2008
  • Area: 6415m2
  • Exhibition Surface: 3915m²

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Arganzuela Footbridge in Madrid, Spain by Dominique Perrault Architecture

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

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Jøssingfjord Competition Proposal in Norway by Imago (designed using Revit)

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Article source: Imago

“Våghalsen”

The idea of the project is to link the landscape to the new building and the exbuilding to the entire scenario of Jøssingfjorden; it’s valleys and context, both visual, historical and technological. The architecture of the proposal will express the power and intentions that people have had for generations. It will make use of the most developed technologies and formal principles as they did according to their time. The proposal connects the two mountains (2 dominant resources) of the valleys and will give the museum and the geopark a new stronger character with a program that fulfills the requirements of function, management and maintenance. It is changing technologically and economically feasible. The proposal meets the requirements and the terms as described in the competition documentation according to program, space /areas and possesses a certain capacity of exception.

View from north-east

  • Architects: Imago-Atelier de Arquitectura e Engenharia
  • Project: Jøssingfjord Competition Proposal
  • Location:Jøssingfjord Competition Proposal
  • Landscape Architect: Torben Schønherr
  • Engineer: José Joaquim Carvalho
  • Architect, Engineer: André de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes
  • Architect, Engineer: António Jorge de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes
  • Art, concept : Asbørn Andresen
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit

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Hamburg River Promenade in Germany by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

A new promenade linking key areas of Hamburg – incorporating ‘purposeful erosion’ to create a meandering river promenade with open vistas – compressed and expanded at key moments, punctuated by cut-out access cones, amphitheatres and three contrived ‘rock formations’ on which restaurants, cafes and kiosks are placed.

Hamburg River Promenade

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Hamburg River Promenade
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Length: 750m
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Jan Hübener
  • Project Team: Niels Kespohl, Cornelius Schlotthauer, Rassul Wassa, Walentina Tradowski, Gonzalo Carbajo, Eren Ciraci

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Wooden bridge in Sneek, The Netherlands by OAK Architects

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Article source: OAK Architects

Commissioned by the Province of Friesland, and in conjunction with Achterbosch Architecture under the combined name of OAK, Onix has developed a road bridge that connects 2 districts of Sneek on either side of the A7 motorway. The bridge was designed for a municipality that wished to establish a new city marker along the motorway.

Wooden bridge

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Glass Bridge / Life of Haizuka in Hiroshima, Japan by Hideki YOSHIMATSU+archipro architects

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Article source: Hideki YOSHIMATSU+archipro architects

Glass Bridge as Haizuka Earthworks Projects, 1997~2007

This project is located at Haizuka dam construction area and as one of Haizuka Earthworks Projects*. We are commissioned from Mirasaka town, Hiroshima prefecture, Japan to design guardrail and pavement for the newly large bridge over the dam lake in collaboration with local people.  As a result, we put over 190 sheets of glass panel(300×1800mm) to the outside of guardrail. Furthermore, collaborating with Japanese artist, Hiroshi Fuji, we design the glass panel as an Encyclopedia of living things in haizuka dam area. Therefore, “Glass bridge” is a project as landscape design, as a small museum, as a communication art, and as an architecture.

 

Images Courtesy Hiroshi Date

  • Architect: Hideki YOSHIMATSU+archipro architects
  • Name of Project: Glass Bridge / Life of Haizuka
  • Location: Mirasaka, Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Client: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Photo credit: Hiroshi Date, ABBKBB and archipro architects
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, formZ

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Moses Bridge in Halsteren, The Netherlands by RO & AD architecten

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: RO&AD architecten

The West Brabant Water Line is a defense-line consisting of a series of fortresses and cities with inundation areas in the south-west of the Netherlands. It dates from the 17th century but fell into disrepair in the 19th century. When the water line was finally restored, an access bridge across the the moat of one of the fortresses, Fort de Roovere, was needed. This fort now has a new, recreational function and lies on several routes for cycling and hiking.

 

Total mirror

  • Architects: RO&AD architecten
  • Name of Project: Moses Bridge
  • Location: Halsteren, Municipality of Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
  • Contributing architects: Ro Koster, Ad Kil, Martin van Overveld
  • Contractor: AVK-bv Oude Tonge, The Netherlands
  • Client: Municipality of Bergen op Zoom
  • Used Materials: Accoya Wood, Angelim Vermelho
  • Total area: 50m2
  • Total Building costs: 250.000,- euro
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Kurilpa Bridge in Brisbane, Australia by Cox Architecture

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: Cox Architecture

Kurilpa Bridge, Australia, designed by Cox Architecture, has won the ‘World’s Best Transport Building’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2011. The presentation of the WAF Awards are taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB) this week.

Image Courtesy Christopher Frederick Jones

  • Architects: Cox Architecture
  • Project: Kurilpa Bridge
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Suspended Glazed Bridge (Lugner Bridge) in Vienna, Austria by Aneta Bulant – Kamenova and Klaus Wailzer (designed using AutoCAD)

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Article source: Aneta Bulant – Kamenova and Klaus Wailzer

Project description: The presented object is may be the world–wide first fully glazed suspended bridge. The bridge takes the pedestrians, coming from the historical Otto Wagner metro station up along an escalator to a horizontal platform 8,5 meters over the most frequented boulevard in Vienna, the `Gürtel`. From there one can reach the cinema and shopping center “Lugner City”. Through series of interconnected buildings this multifunctional complex forms a strong pedestrian axis which reaches up to the nearby City Sport Hall and represents a much frequented urban connection. Being the first entering element of this axis the bridge plays the role of a landmark for that big complex. We decided to make it dynamic, light and attractive, like a funny flying object, which hovers over the pulsing city.

 

Lugner Bridge

  • Architects: Aneta Bulant – Kamenova and Klaus Wailzer
  • Name of Project: Suspended Glazed Bridge (Lugner Bridge)
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Structural Engineer: Vasko + Partner Ingenieure, Lothar Heinrich
  • Client: Ing. Richard Lugner
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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