Project spagetti-like bridge for Hangzhou (China) – creative product of experts from the architectural studio Denton Corker Marshall, which took part in an international competition for the best deal for the city landmark object.
500 meters long bridge is formed from three intertwined bands of metal and is intended as a futuristic ferry across Lake Jinsha. One of the ornate belt is designed exclusively for cyclists, while the other serves as a pedestrian bridge and viewing platform. The third tape is a decorative and unifying function dynamically and creatively weaving together the first and second.
Conceptually, bridge is a modern interpretation of tradition and vibrant local culture, referring to allusions to the theme of tapes, dragons, mountain landscapes and calligraphy. Being a product of modern abstract art, rapid winding shape of the object fits in the context of full-scale construction of Hangzhou and pretend to be signed and the symbolism that will attract the attention of residents and visitors.
Being together in harmony, both structurally and visually, the three tapes are spectacular sculptural composition and effectively address the need to bridge for a stroll. As a result of digital 3D-modeling, a unique bridge across the lake, the Chinese demonstrated a possibility of forming a new urban infrastructure of the future.
Creativity of authors of the project can be found on the official website of the architectural studio with offices in Australia, Britain and Indonesia: http://www.dentoncorkermarshall.com/