Floating Bridge

Ponte London / United Kingdom / 1996

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The bridge links two areas of very different scale. On the one side a vast commercial development and on the other the more delicate proportions of 19th century warehouses and a quayside piazza. By creating a low floating structure emphasis is placed on the horizontal stretch of water rather than the vertical dominance of Canary Wharf. The slender form is evocative of a brightly coloured insect touching the water as lightly as a water skater, allowing pedestrians to feel the water as they cross. Colour is central to the concept – like a laser beam of light the bridge skims the dock with a piercing lime green line, the sense of perspective exaggerated by the tapering plan of the deck.
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    The bridge links two areas of very different scale. On the one side a vast commercial development and on the other the more delicate proportions of 19th century warehouses and a quayside piazza. By creating a low floating structure emphasis is placed on the horizontal stretch of water rather than the vertical dominance of Canary Wharf. The slender form is evocative of a brightly coloured insect touching the water as lightly as a water skater, allowing pedestrians to feel the water as they...

    Project details
    • Year 1996
    • Work finished in 1996
    • Client London Docklands Development Corporation
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Bridges and Roads
    • Websitehttp://www.future-systems.com
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