Yuandang Bridge

A hybrid infrastructure Shanghai / China / 2020

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The Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge celebrates the coming together of Jiangsu Province and Shanghai. The 586m bridge is a hybrid structure incorporating landscape, infrastructure, and architecture. It is located in a key location where the two jurisdictions meet. The figure of the bridge resembles a ribbon and echoes water ripples on the Yuandang Lake below. Trees and shrubs are incorporated in the bridge, giving the appearance of a floating garden connecting the two banks. The six-meter-wide bridge deck is divided into three bands: cycling path, vegetation band and walking path. The winding bridge has three widened sections for resting and enjoying the lake view. Taking inspiration from local sculptural traditions, the bridge’s pavilion explores contemporary mathematics modeling to create a porous wall that is both sculpture and playground. The bridge is a dynamic ensemble, integrating ecology, transportation, landscape, and culture.


 


Project Data


Project Status: Completed 2020­­


Location: Qingpu, Shanghai, Suzhou Jiangsu, China


Year: 2020


Construction Cost: CNY 86,000,000 


Typology: Urban design, public landscape


Program: Pedestrian bridge, pavilion, bicycle path


Project Leader: Huang Fang


Team: Berry Pan Linlu , Zhu Qizhen , Yan Xiaoxi , Guo Liexia, Shi Zhengting, Sheng Bailu, Zhao Zheng


Invested by: China Three Gorges Corporation


Client: Construction Bureau of Fen Lake High-tech Industrial Development Zone, Jiangsu Province, Shanghai Qingpu District Water Conservancy Management Institute


General coordinator:Yangtze River Delta Ecological Integration Development Demonstration Zone Executive Committee


Engineering: Shanghai Investigation, Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd


Contractor: CCCC Shanghai Dredging Co., Ltd.


Photographer: Zhu Runzi


Video: Dera (Construction footage provided by CCCC Shanghai Dredging Co., Ltd.)


 

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    The Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge celebrates the coming together of Jiangsu Province and Shanghai. The 586m bridge is a hybrid structure incorporating landscape, infrastructure, and architecture. It is located in a key location where the two jurisdictions meet. The figure of the bridge resembles a ribbon and echoes water ripples on the Yuandang Lake below. Trees and shrubs are incorporated in the bridge, giving the appearance of a floating garden connecting the two banks. The six-meter-wide bridge...

    Project details
    • Year 2020
    • Work finished in 2020
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Bridges and Walkways
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