Global Now / Week 8

Quivering wire crossing by bureau faceB wins Paris bridge competition inShare

Ji Eun Kim

Section: Cope

Global Now: Abstract

Date: October 24, 2012

Source:  Dezeen Magazine

Abstract:

Here is an interesting upcoming bridge in Paris. According to this article, French practice Bureau Face B has won a competition to design a bridge across the Seine in Paris. Instead of using traditional techniques, this Bridge is designed to use a unique way of installing over the water.  Strong steel cables tightly string between the each side of banks and create a mesh on which concrete beads are threaded. This wobbling bridge designed to have an asymmetrical  ‘V’ shape to provide space to people, not only as a link between banks, also a place to take their time with water and nature. This area can be used as the generous space near the water allows to sit, to rest quietly, having lunch, enjoying the proximity of the river and offering a unique perspective on Paris. The top part will have a straight path that is very narrow to gives people the feeling of an Himalayan footbridge. I think the mix of two different idea of this bridge is really interesting and the harmonized view over the water enable to create the new aesthetic of architecture with utilities.

 

Link: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/10/24/bureau-faceb-wins-paris-bridge-competition/

Global Issue:  Architecture in space

Primary Design Lens: Architecture

Secondary Design Lens:  Installation Art

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