the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. News
  3. Zaha Hadid Architects Win Danjiang Bridge Competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects Win Danjiang Bridge Competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects Win Danjiang Bridge Competition in Taiwan
Zaha Hadid Architects Win Danjiang Bridge Competition in Taiwan, © Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by MIR
© Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by MIR

Zaha Hadid Architects has been announced as winner of the Danjiang Bridge International Competition in Taiwan. The new bridge was designed to "make a conspicuous landmark against the backdrop of Tamsui's famous sunset," says ZHA director Patrik Schumacher. It will be comprised of a cable-stayed bridge design that will minimize its "visual impact" by needing only one concrete structural mass to support its 920-meter-long span.

"The Danjiang Bridge will be the world’s longest single-tower, asymmetric cable-stayed bridge," said ZHA in a press release. Read on to see how the bridge will be constructed.

© Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by VisualArch
© Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by VisualArch

"The mast is designed and engineered to be as slender as possible and positioned to offer the best structural performance, avoid impeding the navigability of the river and also minimize any interference with the views of the sunset from popular viewing points along the river. This single-mast design also minimizes structural elements in the riverbed in accordance with the increased protection programs of the estuary’s ecosystems," added ZHA.

© Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by MIR
© Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by MIR

The Danijang Bridge is a collaboration with Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner and Sinotech Engineering Consultants. It will connect Highways 2 and 15 with the West Coast Expressway (Route 61) and Bali-Xindian Expressway (Route 64) over the mouth of the Tamsui River, adjacent to the Taiwan Straight.

© Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by VisualArch
© Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by VisualArch

An extension to the Danhai Light Rail Transportation (DHLRT) system and a pedestrian deck have also been integrated into the design. This will allow the bridge to maximize accessibility and relieve congestion throughout the area, which includes the region's busiest shipping port - the Port of Taipei/Taipei Harbour. 

© Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by VisualArch
© Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by VisualArch
© Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by VisualArch
© Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by VisualArch

View the complete gallery

About this author
Karissa Rosenfield
Author
Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Zaha Hadid Architects Win Danjiang Bridge Competition in Taiwan" 14 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771761/zaha-hadid-architects-win-danjiang-bridge-competition-in-taiwan/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
© Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by MIR

Zaha Hadid 建筑事务所赢得了台湾淡江大桥设计大赛