Lucky Knot Möbius Knot Bridge (2013) Changsha CHINA
DUTCH FIRM NEXT ARCHITECTS
NEXT ARCHITECTS : have completed a wavy red road bridge in the Chinese city of changsha which offers multiple paths across the Dragon King Harbor River.
NEXT, which previously designed a “bat bridge” in the Netherlands – the steel structure entitled "Lucky knot", by referencing its ribbon form. measuring 185 meters long and 24 meters high, deck offers panoramic views of the river, Meixi Lake and adjacent city itself.
"Lucky node is a bridge and a connection between two banks", adds NEXT architects, le partenaire jiang xiaofei de Beijing . "His success is to bring cultures and merge history, technology, art, l’innovation, architecture and the show ". An LED lightshow even better design, ensuring that the bridge remains a historical attraction for the region for years to come.
The shape of the Lucky Knot was inspired by the principle of the Moebius ring, and by the gnarled Chinese art.
In ancient Chinese folk decorative art, the knot symbolizes luck and prosperity “, said John van de Water, NEXT architects partner Beijing, in a statement on the company's website.
Knot Architects: NEXT ARCHITECTS
Team’ architects : bart reuser, marijn schenk, michel schreinemachers, john van d’eau, jiang xiaofei, Luuc sonke, michel of fields
Client: changsha meixi lake industrial co. Ltd
type: pedestrian bridge
Situation: district de Changsha Meixi Lake, China
Cut: 185 meters
Photography: Julien us
By a wavy red bridge in Changsha, in China, who offers pedestrians a variety of different routes across the River Dragon King Harbor. The Beijing studio and Amsterdam NEXT ARCHITECTS Created Lucky bridge Knot for le district de Meixi Lake de Changsha. a development project 6,5 millions de mètres carrés conçu par Kohn Pedersen Fox pour le sud-ouest de la ville.
AT 185 meters long and 24 meters high, the red steel bridge rises and flows to allow the river view, Lake Meixi, the city and the surrounding mountain range. “The city is growing and changing rapidly. This context requires a unique gesture to inspire passersby”, said Michel partner Schreinemachers. The sequence of the bridge bridges connects riverbanks, road and park, all located at different heights. First unveiled by the company in 2013, the sinuous shape is based on the endless surface of a Möbius strip. mathematicians August Ferdinand Möbius and Johann Benedict Listing discovered it in 1858. This is a tape that has only one face, unlike a conventional tape, who has two.
Lucky node is a bridge and a connection between two banks ", ajoute NEXT ARCHITECTS , le partenaire jiang xiaofei de Beijing . "His success is to bring cultures and merge history, technology, art, l’innovation, architecture and the show ". An LED lightshow even better design, ensuring that the bridge remains a historical attraction for the region for years to come.
The program has been designed with recreation, ecological and tourist in mind.
Aerial view of women with gnarled cheongsams on pedestrian bridge in Changsha.