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NEXT Architects Win Competition for Changsha Bridge

NEXT Architects Win Competition for Changsha Bridge
NEXT Architects Win Competition for Changsha Bridge, Courtesy of NEXT Architects
Courtesy of NEXT Architects

NEXT architects has been awarded first prize in an international competition to design a pedestrian bridge for Meixi Lake in Changsha. Designed to be “more than just a connection,” the footbridge will serve as a key public space for a new lake district within the Dragon King Harbor River development. Recreational, ecological and touristic programs will be integrated into the 150 meter-long, 24 meter-high elevated parkway. 

“The construction, with the intersecting connections, is based on the principal of the Möbius ring,” states Michel Schreinemachers. “On the other hand, it refers to a Chinese knot that comes from an ancient decorative Chinese folk art,” adds John van de Water. 

Construction is scheduled for 2014. 

Courtesy of NEXT Architects
Courtesy of NEXT Architects
Courtesy of NEXT Architects
Courtesy of NEXT Architects
Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "NEXT Architects Win Competition for Changsha Bridge" 07 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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Tom Dolle · July 01, 2014

so what do I have to do, walk up and down hills to cross this bridge, I am 80 years old with health issues... actually I have no heath issues, but it begs the question? where is the practicality?

GIBOR · July 17, 2014 06:52 AM

No, you dont have to, as you see it gives you the option. It transforms a basic use, It's not just about getting from A to B, but what happens in between. I think these type of solutions are important considering the advancement of technology and the world we are living in today, how it interferes with social interactions and experiences. That's what we as architects are supposed to do, open doors to new ways of experimentation.

dimcantilever · November 09, 2013

Have you ever seen the main facade of the "chang shui airport" in kunmming city,china?...................

Ricardo · November 08, 2013

It's almost a copy of Zaha Hadid SHEIKH ZAYED BRIDGE.
Indeed many projects have been copying designs Zaha.
And I think she also lost the purposes of deconstructivist of her early stages.

Lai Jiang · November 08, 2013 01:13 PM

I'd like to say this bridge is kinda development,if someone had to make a comparison between this one and Zaha's,or some others.Curves not just stand as components or show the power of structure,they bear the weight of many kinda daily activities.people walk through,people get diferrent views at every point he'd like to get onto,people see these curves as mountains with red ribbons,which just fit in Changsha's city characteristics deep in our mind .To me,one of the most serious thing around us is,U got every information if u want nowadays.But if we don't dig something outta these message very well,We got nothing.So deep discussions is in urge and should be welcomed.Now I hope there'll be a perfect construction,all in all,it's China.

YIFAN Z · November 08, 2013

can someone just stop this kind of visually naive imitation waste nowadays...the only function of this category is to show how shallow an architectural project could be ...


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