Boris Johnson backs £15 billion post-Brexit bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland

UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson has given his support to another bridge project, this time spanning 14 miles of the Irish Sea. According to a report in the Telegraph, Johnson is “seriously” considering a bridge to link Scotland and Northern Ireland after Brexit, at an estimated cost of £15 billion. The idea garnered initially garnered media

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UNStudio designs major bridge for the Danube river in Budapest

Dutch studio UNStudio has won a competition to create a road, tram, cycle and pedestrian crossing over the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Ben van Berkel’s studio worked with engineer Buro Happold to design the bridge that will act as a gateway to the city and connect the areas of Ujbuda and Csepel in the south of the city. The

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Robots complete span of 3D-printed bridge for Amsterdam canal

Robots have finished 3D printing the structure of a steel pedestrian bridge devised by technology startup MX3D, which is set to span a canal in Amsterdam. Dutch designer Joris Laarman is working with with Amsterdam-based robotic manufacturing technology start-up to build the 12-metre-long bridge, which will eventually cross a canal in the Dutch capital. Six-axis robots were used to “draw” the

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Hong Kong bridge prepares to open amid fears over structural integrity

Chinese authorities have announced that the 55-kilometre bridge between Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland and Macau is on track to open, despite concerns that parts of the structure have been washed away by the sea. Hong Kong’s Highways Department rebuffed claims that the concrete blocks protecting an artificial island connecting the Hong Kong side of the bridge

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Eurotunnel “very interested” in Boris bridge between England and France

The French operator of the Channel Tunnel has given the Boris bridge proposal a boast, by writing a letter to the UK prime minster in support of a second permanent connection between England and France. In a letter seen by the Telegraph, the chief executive of Eurotunnel Jacques Gounon, said that he was “very interested” in the

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Politicians back proposed bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland

The Democratic Unionist Party has backed a crossing between Northern Ireland and Scotland, proposed in response to Boris Johnson’s suggestion to build a bridge between Britain and France. A bridge across the Irish Sea was proposed by Scottish architect Alan Dunlop as a direct response to the “Boris Bridge” suggested by the UK’s foreign secretary, which would see a 22-mile-long

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Boris Johnson proposes 22-mile bridge to link England and France

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has proposed building a massive bridge across the English Channel, which would see a second link created between Britain and France. The idea for the 22-mile-long Channel Bridge was reportedly put forward during an Anglo-French summit that took place on 18 January 2018. During the meeting, which was called to discuss

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World’s longest glass-bottomed suspension bridge has an intentional wobble

A deliberate sway is designed to unnerve visitors to this 488-metre-long bridge in China’s Hebei province, which has an entirely glazed walkway so they can also admire the 218-metre drop. The Hongyagu suspension bridge spans the gap between two cliffs in the Hongyagu Scenic Area. Made of 1,077 panels of 4-centimetre-thick glass and supported by cables that weigh

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Raised stepping stones allow Dutch bridge to remain accessible during a flood

Rising water levels don’t cause many problems for this bridge in the Dutch city of Nijmegen – it can still be accessed even when the path on either side is flooded, thanks to a series of concrete stepping stones. Next Architects and H+N+S Landscape Architects teamed up on the design of Zalige Bridge, which forms part of

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Bridgehouse by Llama Urban Design spans over Canadian forest floor

Peruvian architecture firm Llama Urban Design has built a wooden house that connects two sides of a tree-covered valley in Ontario, forming a bridge over the ravine below. Bridgehouse is nestled in between two large mounds of earth, suspended above the forest floor. Its main structure is formed from Glulam engineered timber, with two large

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World’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge opens in the Netherlands

The first 3D-printed concrete bridge has been completed in the Netherlands as a crossing for cyclists, but construction company BAM Infra claims it could take the weight of 40 lorries. Made from pre-fabricated concrete blocks 3D-printed by robots, the 8-metre-long bridge forms part of a new ring-road being constructed around Gemert in the Dutch province of Brabant. The

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Richard Meier’s Cittadella Bridge separates traffic and pedestrians as they cross an Italian river

American architect Richard Meier has completed an arching single-span bridge across a river in the Italian city of Alessandria, which provides lanes for traffic and pedestrians separated by a central void. The 185-metre-long Cittadella Bridge connecting the city in northwest Italy with the 18th-century citadel on the opposite bank of the Tanaro River is the

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“The Garden Bridge’s cancellation provides an opportunity that mustn’t be wasted”

Now that the Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge has been officially scrapped, its time to think again about London really needs, says Owen Hatherley. The cancellation of the Garden Bridge is one of those rare and precious moments where concerted campaigning, from a variety of groups, over several years, has managed to have a decisive effect. In the

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World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge traverses a Swiss valley

Brave hikers in the Swiss Alps can now walk almost half a kilometre across this thin metal suspension bridge to reach trails on either side of a huge valley. The Charles Kuonen Hängebrücke, also known as the Europe Bridge, gently swoops across Switzerland’s deepest valley, which stretches between the popular ski resorts of Zermatt and

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MVRDV transforms 1970s highway into “plant village” in Seoul

Dutch studio MVRDV has converted a former overpass into a plant-covered walkway in Seoul, which follows a kilometre-long route above the traffic. South Korea’s answer to New York’s High Line, the 983-metre-long park occupies a stretch of the 1970s highway destined for demolition. It now contains 24,000 trees, shrubs and flowers set into cylindrical planters. The walkway, called

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Latticed-bamboo bridge by Mimesis Architecture Studio references Jiangsu’s craft traditions

Mimesis Architecture Studio designed this bamboo-lined bridge in China’s Jiangsu Province to celebrate the region’s ancient craft industries. The Wuxi Harbour Bridge takes a slightly curving course across Lake Taihu in Dingshu Town, stretching almost 100 metres across the water to provide a crossing for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge’s steel structure forms a series of triangular frames that are lined with

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Red cycle path by NEXT and Rudy Uytenhaak snakes over Utrecht school and canal

This vivid red bicycle track was designed by NEXT Architects and Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau to wind over the roof of a school in the Dutch city of Utrecht, and continues to bridge over a canal. Amsterdam-based NEXT Architects and Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau integrated the cycle and pedestrian bridge with a school and a public garden to provide a new route across the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal. “In one

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Foster + Partners to create a pair of river bridges in southeast England

Foster + Partners has been selected to create two new bridges across a river in Suffolk, England, which will be divided up into strands to offer separate routes for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.  Foster + Partners won a contest to design a new crossing over River Orwell in Ipswich. Its design for the Upper Orwell Crossings consists of two bridges, separated into different strands to

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Garden Bridge inquiry finds “robust and informed decision-making” behind use of public funds

The charity set up to deliver Thomas Heatherwick’s £185 million Garden Bridge has acted legally and responsibly, according to a formal inquiry called for by London mayor Sadiq Khan. The review – launched following a series of complaints about the project’s procurement and finances – found that the Garden Bridge Trust is “operating in compliance with charity law” and has “proper financial controls in place”.

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Garden Bridge faces uncertain future after accounts reveal risk of “substantial” cost increase

The future of Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge has been thrown into question again, after it emerged that costs could rise well above the estimated £185 million, and that the charity behind the project is at threat of liquidation. The proposed bridge across London’s River Thames has faced numerous obstacles over the past two years, but its stated price tag has only

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World’s highest bridge opens to traffic in southwest China

A bridge suspended above a Chinese river by more than half a kilometre has now opened to the public – becoming the highest of its kind in the world. The Beipanjiang Bridge is raised 564 metres above the Beipan River in mountainous southwest China, making it the highest bridge ever built. Designed by a team

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Mirrored and transparent viewpoints proposed for China’s Zhangjiajie forest

French studio Martin Duplantier Architectes has proposed a series of bridges and viewpoints for Zhangjiajie National Forest Park – the site of the world’s longest and highest glass bridge. In Martin Duplantier Architectes’ €5 million (£4.2 million) plans for the park in China’s Hunan Province, mirrored structures perch on top of quartzite sandstone columns and span cliff edges.

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Slender wood-clad footbridge by DVVD arcs over Paris’ Boulevard Périphérique

A+Awards: another of this year’s winners at the Architizer A+Awards is a wood-sided bridge that connects Paris with the suburb of Aubervilliers. Designed by French architecture studio DVVD, the bridge gently curves over the busy dual carriageways at a point north of the city centre. “We designed it as a thin recognisable line overflying the

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Legorreta defies Trump wall proposal with bold purple bridge across US-Mexico border

Rather than building a wall along Mexico’s border as suggested by US presidential candidate Donald Trump, Mexican firm Legorreta has created a terminal and bridge that make the crossing quicker. Legorreta’s Cross Border Xpress (CBX) bridges Otay, USA, and Tijuana, Mexico – between the existing San Ysidro and Otay Mesa border crossings. Clad in bold purple panelling, the 14,788-square-foot

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Wavy red ribbons form Lucky Knot bridge by NEXT Architects

NEXT Architects has completed an undulating red footbridge in Changsha, China, that offers pedestrians a variety of different routes across the Dragon King Harbour River. Beijing and Amsterdam studio NEXT Architects designed the Lucky Knot bridge for Changsha’s Meixi Lake district – a 6.5 million-square-metre development masterplanned by Kohn Pedersen Fox for the southwest of the city. At 185 metres long

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Knight Architects unveils design for Finland’s longest bridge

UK firm Knight Architects has revealed its plans for a bridge that will span over a kilometre across a bay in Helsinki, making it the longest bridge in Finland (+ slideshow). Bridge specialists Knight Architects worked with engineering firm WSP Finland to design the tram, cyclist and pedestrian bridge named Kruunusillat, which translates as Crown Bridges. The €259 million (£223 million) crossing will stretch More

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London mayor launches inquiry into finances of contentious Garden Bridge

The controversial Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge is to come under further scrutiny, as London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a review to assess whether the project provides value for money. The inquiry will look at whether the bridge proposed across London’s River Thames has been a suitable use of public money, and review whether governmental departments dealt with the project More

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Closure of world’s highest and longest glass bridge “not a big deal” says organiser

The management team behind a 430-metre-long glass bridge in China say its forced closure just 13 days after opening is completely normal. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Tourism Management told Dezeen it was no “big deal” that the hugely popular attraction closed within a fortnight of opening. They said overwhelming visitor numbers coupled with their lack of management experience had led to the More

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World’s tallest and longest glass bridge closes after just two weeks

A 430-metre-long glass bridge in China has closed after just 13 days after opening due to being “overwhelmed” by visitors.  The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge by Tel Aviv architect Haim Dotan is believed to be the world’s longest and tallest glass pedestrian bridge. Thousands flocked to the attraction when it opened on 20 August 2016, but less than two weeks later More

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Beersheba station bridge in Israel is shaped like a pair of eyes

Tel-Aviv firms Bar Orian Architects and Rokach Ashkenazi Engineers have built a bridge in the Israeli city of Beersheba, featuring arches that create the shape of two eyes (+ movie). The 210-metre-long bridge traverses a series of railway tracks, providing a link between the Beersheba North Railway Station and the Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park. Bar Orian and Rokach Ashkenazi won an More

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World’s tallest and longest glass bridge opens in China

A 430-metre-long glass bridge has been constructed across a deep canyon in China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (+ slideshow). Designed by architect Haim Dotan, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is believed to be the world’s longest and tallest glass pedestrian bridge. Glass panels are set into its walkway, giving visitors vertigo-inducing views and photo opportunities of the canyon below. Steel More

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UK government renews support for Garden Bridge but reduces offer by £6 million

The UK government has pledged its continuous support for the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge, but has reduced its financial guarantee from £15 million to £9 million. Transport secretary Chris Grayling has extended the offer to underwrite funding for the £185 million project proposed across London’s River Thames. The new offer is valid for an unlimited time period, but is More

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Heatherwick defends Garden Bridge as investigation reveals £22 million funding gap

Thomas Heatherwick has defended his Garden Bridge proposal for London’s River Thames, after a BBC report found that the project was missing £22 million in funding. Heatherwick appeared on last night’s BBC Newsnight TV programme, which centred around an investigation into the funding of the project. He said the bridge had become a political football, More

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Virtual reality movie offers a preview of Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge

The team behind London’s controversial Garden Bridge have released a short film that allows viewers to experience the project in virtual reality (+ movie). The two-minute movie released by the Garden Bridge Trust transports users to the centre of the plant-covered structure proposed by British designer Thomas Heatherwick across London’s River Thames. It offers an opportunity to see some of the proposed More

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Penda and Arup design Olympic bridge made up of intersecting rings

Architecture studio Penda has teamed up with engineering firm Arup to design a bridge made up of overlapping rings for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Designed to span the Gui River, the bridge will create a new direct route between central Beijing and Zhangjiakou, a district to the northwest of the city where many outdoor competitions will take More

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Latest Garden Bridge alternative features four leaf-shaped “stepping stones”

British architect Crispin Wride has released his own concept for a Garden Bridge in London, which he claims is more cost-efficient than Thomas Heatherwick’s proposal and the alternative suggested by Allies and Morrison. Wride wants to utilise the redundant piers beside Blackfriars Bridge to create a series of four leaf-shaped platforms across the River Thames, each containing its own garden. These platforms would sit between More

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London mayor suspends Garden Bridge construction over funding concerns

London mayor Sadiq Khan has frozen a building project for the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge to ensure no more public money is committed to the £175 million scheme. Khan has temporarily blocked construction at Temple tube station, where works were due to start to strengthen the existing structure so it can withstand the weight of the new River Thames More

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Huge timber steps form bridge built by students across a river in rural China

This stepped timber bridge was designed by a team of architecture students from the University of Hong Kong to provide a meeting place for residents of a rural community in southern China (+ slideshow). Wind and Rain Bridge links two banks of a river on the outskirts of Peitian, a village in China’s Fujian province. Designed by course leader Donn Holohan to be constructed More

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Allies and Morrison proposes alternative Garden Bridge at existing Blackfriars crossing

Architecture firm Allies and Morrison has revealed an alternative to Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge for London – planting trees on the existing Thames crossing at Blackfriars. The London studio believes the 32-metre-wide Blackfriars Bridge could easily be reconfigured to create a public garden spanning the River Thames, providing a much cheaper solution than Heatherwick’s £175 million proposal. Like the Garden Bridge, it could More

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Sinuous treetop walkway by Glenn Howells Architects opens at Britain’s national arboretum

This elevated walkway by Glenn Howells Architects meanders through the treetops at the National Arboretum in Gloucestershire, England. The sinuous walkway, which at 300 metres claims to be the UK’s longest, was designed by British practice Glenn Howells Architects with engineering firm Buro Happold. The Treetop Walkway starts and finishes at ground level but ascends More

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Leila Araghian’s Tabiat Bridge creates new public space for pedestrians in Tehran

Iranian architect Leila Araghian was just 26 years old when she designed this bridge in Tehran, which features an assortment of different pathways that encourage pedestrians to “wander and get lost” (+ slideshow). Araghian’s studio Diba Tensile Architecture completed the 270-metre-long Tabiat Bridge at the end of 2014, five years after winning a design competition. It is currently More

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Winning bridge selected for Cornish castle associated with King Arthur

Engineering firm Ney & Partners and architects office William Matthews Associates have been selected to design a bridge for the historic English castle village where, according to legend, King Arthur was conceived. Located on the Cornish coastline, the £4 million bridge will provide a new pedestrian crossing between Tintagel Castle and the adjacent headland, which once were linked but have separated as a result of erosion. More

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Garden Bridge moves towards construction despite ongoing controversy

Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge has moved one step closer to reality with the appointment of a building contractor, despite calls for the project to be halted from a number of key figures. Construction firms Bouygues Travaux Publics and Cimolai has been jointly selected to build the plant-covered London bridge across the River Thames – designed by Heatherwick after being conceived by British actress More

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Arup completes meandering bridge across Perth’s Swan River

Architects and engineers from Arup Associates teamed up to design this curvaceous pedestrian and cycling bridge, which has been built over the inlet of the Swan River in Perth, Australia (+ slideshow). Arup’s Elizabeth Quay Bridge forms part of the wider revitalisation of Elizabeth Quay, a 2.7-hectare inlet in the city’s central business district, featuring a promenade, housing, shops, offices and restaurants. The More

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Branch Studio Architects embellishes school “flyover” with concertinaed Corten screen

This weathering steel bridge by Branch Studio Architects spans a quadrangle at a secondary school in Melbourne’s western suburbs, forming an art gallery and viewpoint for students en route to class (+ slideshow). The Melbourne studio was asked to overhaul the pre-existing neglected corridor, converting it into the Flyover Gallery. The structure bridges the 21-metre gap between More

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Farrells proposes six new bridges across River Thames in east London

Farrells has proposed a series of low-level bridges over the River Thames to help stimulate water-side development in east London. The studio headed up by architect Terry Farrell has released plans for six new bridges to the east of Tower Bridge. There are currently 34 crossings on the river, however all but one are placed to the west of the More

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Michael Maltzan’s Ribbon of Light Bridge to break ground in Los Angeles

Work starts this week on a huge bridge made up of 10 pairs of arches, designed by architect Michael Maltzan to replace the iconic Art-Deco Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles (+ slideshow). Called the Ribbon of Light, the 3,500-foot-long (approximately 1,100 metres) bridge will span the Los Angeles River and several busy roads, providing pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular More

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Covered bridge provides all-weather connection between Toronto hotel and convention centre

This enclosed bridge with a geometric black and white facade connects a hotel to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, helping visitors pass between the two even in the depths of winter. Toronto-based artists Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins collaborated with New York-based architect James Khamsi to design the structure, which spans a busy roadway and railway line. Located More

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Red pyramids frame pedestrian and cycle bridges in Reykjavík by Teiknistofan Tröð

A pair of hollow red pyramids support the weight of these bridges that span the mouth of the river Elliðaár in the Icelandic capital (+ slideshow). Designed by local firm Teiknistofan Tröð, the two bridges create pedestrian and cycle routes across the tidal estuary of Elliðaár – a river that runs down through Reykjavík from the volcanic mountain range of More

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Moxon Architects unveils plans for slender footbridge in London’s King Cross

Moxon Architects has designed a pedestrian bridge with an extremely thin steel base to span Regent’s Canal in London, as part of the major regeneration works underway near King’s Cross station. London-based Moxon Architects worked with engineering firm Arup to design the bridge’s slender steel-plate structure, which will be just 15 millimetres thick and able to span the 38-metre crossing without any intermediate More

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Rafael Viñoly completes circular bridge spanning a Uruguay lagoon

Architect Rafael Viñoly has completed a ring-shaped road bridge that stretches across a lagoon on Uruguay’s southern coast (+ slideshow). Laguna Garzon Bridge was designed by Viñoly – a Uruguayan architect based in New York – to replace a raft crossing connecting the cities of Rocha and Maldonado. The concrete structure is raised above the water on cylindrical piles and provides a crossing for More

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Producing the world’s first 3D-printed bridge with robots “is just the beginning”

Future Makers: the technology that startup MX3D is developing to 3D print a bridge in Amsterdam could be used to produce “endless” different structures, says Dutch designer Joris Laarman in this exclusive movie. MX3D is a new research and development company co-founded by Laarman and Tim Geurtjens, which plans to use robots to produce the More

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Port Urbanism proposes two bike and pedestrian bridges for Chicago’s Goose Island

A proposal for two bicycle and pedestrian bridges could connect Chicago’s industrial Goose Island to surrounding neighbourhoods and transit points. Chicago-based developer R2 and urban design studio Port Urbanism are campaigning to regenerate the island, which occupies a central site in the city. Their proposal includes a curving span at Ogden Street, designed by local firm Hartshorne Plunkhard Architecture, which More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

The final addition to our alphabetical countdown of contemporary bridges is Zaha Hadid’s Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion, which formed the gateway to the World Expo in 2008. The 270-metre-long covered structure functioned as both a pedestrian crossing over the Ebro river and an exhibition pavilion during the Expo in Spain. It was also Zaha Hadid’s first completed More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Yangtze River Bridge

Our second featured bridge of the day is the Yangtze River Bridge in Wushan, China, which is one of the longest arch bridges in the world. The Wushan Yangtze River Bridge has a span of 460 metres, making it the seventh longest arch bridge in the world, and it has an overall length of 616 More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Xiying Rainbow Bridge

It’s Christmas eve, which means today we’re featuring three projects in our bridge-themed A-Zdvent calendar! First up is the Xiying Rainbow Bridge in Taiwan – a simple bridge by day that transforms into a rainbow by night. Located in Magong, a city in Penghu County, the 200-metre-long pedestrian bridge spans a bay beside the Guanyinting Coast More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: WaveDecks by West 8

A trio of wavy bridges created by Dutch landscape firm West 8 in Toronto provide the letter W in our Christmas countdown of iconic contemporary bridges. The family of WaveDeck bridges so far includes the Spadina WaveDeck, the Simcoe WaveDeck and the Rees WaveDeck – all of which feature wooden decks with undulating surfaces. A More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Campo Volantin Footbridge by Santiago Calatrava

The third bridge by Santiago Calatrava in the Dezeen A-Zdvent calendar is the Campo Volantin Footbridge in Bilbao, a curved and arched structure with a surface of glass bricks. Completed in 1997, the same year that Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim opened in the Spanish city, the Campo Volantin Footbridge provides a pedestrian route across the Nervion River estuary, More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: University of Limerick Living Bridge by Wilkinson Eyre

As we enter the final week of our festive bridge countdown, we’re spotlighting a third bridge by London firm Wilkinson Eyre Architects – the University of Limerick Living Bridge in Ireland. Built in 2007, the 350-metre-long bridge stretches across the River Shannon to create a link between the university’s established County Limerick campus to the More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Trench Bridge by RO&AD

The next bridge featured in the Dezeen A-Zdvent calendar is almost invisible, sunken down below the surface of a moat outside a historic Dutch fort. Designed by architecture studio RO&AD, the bridge goes by many names, including Trench Bridge, Sunken Bridge and Moses Bridge. It is located at Fort de Roovere, the largest fort built More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Sackler Crossing by John Pawson

John Pawson’s serpentine crossing over a lake in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, England, is the latest addition to our alphabetical countdown of iconic contemporary bridges. Completed in 2006, the Sackler Crossing is a 70-metre-long winding pathway across a lake in the centre of the 120-hectare gardens. It was developed by London-based Pawson as More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande by Santiago Calatrava

The letter Q in the Dezeen A-Zdvent calendar is another design by Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava: the fourth bridge to be built in Venice since the 16th century. Completed in 2008, the bridge was originally known as Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande, although it was later renamed Ponte della Costituzione to celebrate the 60th More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Pont de Singe by Olivier Grossetête

Three enormous helium balloons supported the hazardous elevated pathway of Olivier Grossetête’s Pont de Singe, the letter P in our alphabetical countdown of iconic bridge design. The French artist created Pont de Singe, which means “monkey bridge”, for the 2012 edition of the Tatton Park Biennial of artistic experimentation. It was installed over a lake in Tatton More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Øresund Bridge by ASO Group

It’s day 15 in our festive countdown of contemporary bridge design. Today’s entry is the eight-kilometre-long Øresund Bridge that connects Danish capital Copenhagen with Swedish city Malmö. Designed by ASO Group, a team that included architect Georg Rotne and engineering firm Arup, the bridge forms part of a 16-kilometre road and rail link across the Øresund strait, along More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Nescio Bridge by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

The second addition to Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar by London firm Wilkinson Eyre Architects is a curved suspension bridge in Amsterdam that forks at either end to separate pedestrians from cyclists. The Nescio Bridge, known locally as Nesciobrug, spans the Amsterdam-Rhine canal to connect the city with the IJburg suburb, which is being built on reclaimed land More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Langkawi Sky Bridge by Peter Wyss

The letter L in our festive countdown of bridges is the Langkawi Sky Bridge, a suspended structure at the top of a mountain on Malaysia’s Langkawi archipelago. Designed by planning consultant Peter Wyss, the 125-metre-long walkway is one of the world’s longest curved suspension bridges, and is located at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Kurilpa Bridge by Cox Rayner Architects and Arup

Buckminster Fuller’s principles of tensegrity informed the structural design of the Kurilpa Bridge in Brisbane, the latest addition to the Dezeen A-Zdvent calendar. The Kurilpa Bridge is the brainchild of Cox Rayner Architects – the Brisbane studio of Australian firm Cox Architecture – although Arup acted as both structural engineer and design partner. Viewed from More

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Santiago Calatrava unveils three bridge designs for Huashan, China

Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava has unveiled designs for three new multi-modal bridges for the growing Chinese city of Huashan (+ slideshow). The three spans will cross a new Yangtze River canal in the central province of Hubei, accommodating pedestrians, cyclists, and automobile traffic, and will connect to canal-side promenades and parks. “Architecture is one […]

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge by Alexandre Chan

Three 60-metre-high arches crisscross the deck of the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge in Brasília, which provides the letter J in our alphabetical countdown to Christmas. Completed in 2002, the 1,200-metre-long cable-stay bridge was designed by Brazilian architect Alexandre Chan in collaboration with structural engineer Mário Vila Verde. It provides a vehicular and pedestrian crossing over Lake Paranoá between the city […]

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: The Infinite Bridge by Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter

The letter I in our Christmas countdown of contemporary bridges is The Infinite Bridge, a circular walkway installed on the Danish coastline to offer visitors panoramic views of their picturesque surroundings. The structure was designed by Danish studio Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter as part of Sculpture by the Sea 2015, a contemporary art biennale that takes place […]

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