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Timber Bridge in Gulou Waterfront
by Luo Studio

Photo by Jin Weiqi

Luo Studio has designed the Timber Bridge at the Gulou Waterfront in Lingnan, China.

This project's design team utilised natural wooden materials to build the Timber Bridge in Gulou Waterfront and followed the construction techniques of traditional Chinese wooden bridges where timber components with small sections are interconnected to form the structures.

To ensure the smooth passage of fishing boats underneath, the bridge's body is arched. Another characteristic of traditional bridges is the covered corridor on it, which ensures structural stability and protects the arched wooden structure below from exposure to sun and rain.

With contemporary technology, the timber bridge pays tribute to traditional Chinese bridge construction wisdom, and reshapes the spatial context of water town and traditional farming lifestyle.


This project has been longlisted in the sustainable building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Luo Studio

Project: Timber Bridge in Gulou Waterfront

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