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Pearl River Necklace / NL Architects

Dutch NL Architects newest bridge is part of their proposal to connect Hong Kong with the mainland of China.  The bridge’s dynamic twisted form is a great resolution to the  differences in driving styles, namely that in Hong Kong, people drive on the left side of the road and in the mainland China, they drive on the right side. More images and more about the bridge after the break.

To address the changes in driving, the architects have designed the road flipper – a device designed to ‘celebrate’ the traffic switch. It aims to redirect traffic in an efficient and safe way by physically twisting the roads.

In addition to the bridge, NL Architects have proposed to make some adjustments to the master plan to improve the area. The ‘necklace’ is formed by an archipelago of artificial islands along the border of Hong Kong and China.

As seen on designboom.

Cite:Karen Cilento. "Pearl River Necklace / NL Architects" 15 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/64354/pearl-river-necklace-nl-architects/>