Dezeen Debate features Sam Crawford Architects' "broken" eel-shaped bridge in Sydney

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Debate newsletter features Sam Crawford Architects' Bara Bridge in Sydney's Centennial ParkSubscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Sam Crawford Architects has created a curving bridge in Sydney inspired by the bara, or long-finned eel. The studio replicated the shimmering appearance of eels by covering the sides of the bridge with gold and silver anodised aluminium.

The 40-metre-long structure is mounted on three piles to preserve inhabitants of the pond below, which includes the long-finned eel itself.

Commenters had mixed opinions on the bridge, with one saying it "fits in with its environment", whilst others weren't keen on the concept and queried if it was "broken or falling apart".

SOM has designed what will be Singapore's tallest skyscraper

Other stories in this week's newsletter include SOM architects' designs for Singapore's first supertall skyscraper, an opinion piece about architects who choose to work on Neom project in Saudi Arabia and a packaging solution for soap made from peapods and artichoke waste.

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