Brearley Architects+Urbanists designed the Yuandang Bridge in Qingpu, China.
This project is located in the prime location where Shanghai and Jiangsu meet.
The 6m-wide bridge deck is divided into a cycling path, vegetation band and walking path. The winding bridge has three widened sections for resting.
The 586m-long hybrid infrastructure resembles a ribbon and echoes water ripples on the lake below – while trees and shrubs are incorporated into the bridge, giving the appearance of a floating garden.
Drawing inspiration from local sculptural traditions, the bridge’s pavilion explores contemporary mathematics modelling to create a porous wall that is both sculpture and playground. The bridge is a dynamic ensemble, integrating ecology, transportation, landscape, and culture.
Designer: Brearley Architects+Urbanists
Project: Yuandang Bridge