We’re happy to share JAJA Architcts’ lastest project – a proposal for a moon bridge that intends to unify the waterfront city of Kaohsiung for their Maritime and Culture Center. For the competition, the architects focused on the city’s love of the river, creating a form that gracefully sweeps across the Love River adding programmatic activities and a programmed landscape to the riverfront. More about the bridge after the break.
Typical of JAJA’s work, the proposal offers a simplistic breakdown of community’s urban needs and satisfies these concerns with efficient solutions. Divided by the river, the site take full advantage of the water as it serves as “the spine of the city where the urban spaces along the water stages a variety of markets, cafés and music events.”
The spine of public life has greatly influenced JAJA’s proposal as their moon bridge seeks to extend this spine across the river. The proposal connects to the adjacent park developments and stretches itself from each end of the “U”-shaped site. The Maritime Culture and Pop Music Center will actually extend from street level across the river forming the moon bridge.
“The Moon Bridge will frame the river inviting public life from the Love River Park into the harbor – while allowing people across the river overlooking the city and harbor. It is a bridge but also an urban space, promenade, landmark and a building. It is a place that has enormous capacity for music events, exhibitions and urban life. Day and night. All year round,” explained JAJA.