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The Helix Bridge in Singapore by Cox Architecture & Architects 61

By : Mark V | 31 Jan 2013 11:44 pm | Bridges, Infrastructure

Completed in 2010, the Helix Bridge in Singapore was designed by Cox Architecture together with Architects 61. It provides a link across the Singapore River from the existing CBD to the new Bayfront district. Designed in a curved way to provide fluidity on each of the entries, it also permits the communication with another bridge in its center. Since the project was meant for pedestrians there was no need for a very sturdy structure and a lighter and more delicate…

The wonderful London Millennium Footbridge

By : Mark V | 30 Jan 2013 8:06 pm | Bridges, Infrastructure

The Millennium Footbridge in London links the Bankside district with the rest of the City by crossing the Thames River. The Bridge is owned by Bridge House Estates, a trust that is overseen by the City of London Corporation and it is located between the Southwark Bridge and the Blackfriars Railway Bridge. Placed in such a way as to offer a good view of the south part of St Paul’s Cathedral, it also provides access to the famous Globe Theatre…

Pedestrian Bridge in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

By : Mark V | 29 Jan 2013 4:27 pm | Bridges, Infrastructure

The city of Esch sur Alzette in Luxembourg received a new landmark in 2009 with an original pedestrian bridge. It is equipped with stairs and an elevator and on the exterior, its appearance adapts to the weather outside, in a chameleonic variety. When it is sunny, its color is a sky-grey to offer a contrast with the wood on the background, while if it’s cloudy it resembles the color of the firmament. During the night it is left without any…

Wuxi Xidong Park Bridge by L&A Design Group

By : Mark V | 26 Aug 2012 8:48 pm | Bridges, Infrastructure

This is an ongoing project designed by L & A Design Group, a Chinese architecture firm, which came up with this futuristic design. The bridge has a very modern aspect and it will function as a pedestrian spot too, located in Wuxi Xidong Central Park, in Jiangsu, China. The bridge will function as a link between the north and south shores of the park and will also feature another brilliant element, a man-made island that will be surely an attraction…

Kurilpa Bridge in Brisbane, Australia by Cox Rayner

By : Mark V | 11 Feb 2012 8:30 pm | Bridges, Infrastructure

The Kurilpa Bridge is really important for Brisbane since it can serve as a public space, as a fresh design and a new image for the city and as a connection across the Brisbane river. The Brisbane Bridge was part of the desired change of the image of Brisbane since late 1990s, when the new Brisbane Magistrates Court was designed, located in Queensland`s Cultural Precinct. Other precincts that were under development in that time were South Brisbane and the northern…

Museum-Bridge in Venice, Puente de Venecia

By : Mark V | 27 Nov 2011 1:43 pm | Bridges, Infrastructure

The beautiful city of Venice is going to have another beautiful bridge in the near future, called Museum-Bridge or Puente de Venecia, a stunning bridge designed by A-001 Architectural Workshop. This interesting project seems to have a musical touch in its structure since the arch looks like a string instrument. This bridge in Venice seems asymmetrical but the points of tension and the other lines that balance the forces offer it the equilibrium that it needs. The bridge connects two…

The modern Arganzuela Footbridge in Madrid, Spain

By : Mark V | 27 Nov 2011 9:47 am | Bridges, Infrastructure

The new Arganzuela Footbridge is an amazing new piece of architecture from Madrid, located above the Manzanares River to offer access to the new Arganzuela park. Dominique Perrault designed the bridge that looks like two conical shapes brought together and wrapped in metallic ribbons that seem to spiral down the structure. The footbridge offers view of the well known Toledo Bridge and daylight and rain are captured with the use of screens installed on the footbridge. There were once two…

The Banpo Bridge and the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 4:30 pm | Bridges, Infrastructure

The Banpo Bridge has received a very marvelous fountain called the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain a while ago. The bridge is set over the Han River in Seoul, Korea and the designers were supposed to remodel the entire structure of the bridge to make it match the design of the fountain. In order to attract more tourists, the designers changed the structure of the fountain, now the nozzles shoot water downwards instead of up. It’s a set of fountains that were…

The lovely Bac de Roda Bridge in Barcelona

By : Mark V | 5 Oct 2011 5:33 pm | Bridges

A very important element in architecture is the fascination that designers have for creating bridges. Bridges are trademarks for many cities and this is why the city council of Barcelona decided that there was high time for improvements. So they decided to build a bridge with the help of Santiago Calatrava. He designed the Bac de Roda Bridge for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, this was only one of many projects that were created especially for this event. The bridge…

The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in China

By : Mark V | 14 Jul 2011 1:35 am | Bridges, Infrastructure

The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge or the Qingdao Haiwan Bridge in China has been officially named the world’s longest cross sea bridge exactly after it was finished and opened for public. The bridge measures 26.4 miles or approximately 42.6 km and links Qingdao city in China’s eastern Shandong province with the Huangdao district to save time in a busy traffic like the one from China. It helps to cut the distance between the two points by 30 km and the time…

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