X Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture

X Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture

X Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture - Windows, Facade, HandrailX Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture - Windows, FacadeX Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture - Facade, Steel, HandrailX Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture - Windows, Facade, BeamX Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture - More Images+ 17

Nanjing Shi, China
  • Creative Consultant : Hongci Liu
  • Client : Nanjing newspaper Culture Development Co.Ltd
  • Awards : German Design Award 2018 Winner
  • Design Team : Qian Wang, Liang Qiao, Junyu Pan, Cheng Xu, Xufen Cuig, Yuxiang Ni, Kaiqiang Su
  • Structure : 9 M(Span)
  • City : Nanjing Shi
  • Country : China
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X Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture - Windows, Facade
© Bowen Hou

Text description provided by the architects. As a connection of buildings between the north and the south in Nanjing Newspaper Cultural & Innovative Park, and in order to respond with the genius loci, the X Bridge combines the design of space and its load transferring of structure instead of conventional decoration after structural build-up. The structure is formed by the main and secondary trusses which are joined innovatively together in X-shape to support each other to insure stability and strength of the whole structure.

X Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture - Windows, Facade, Handrail
© Bing Zhang

The walking deck is right on the lower chord of the trusses, the trusses are also the side interface of safety rail; The form of main truss, the arrangement of inclined bars in the main truss, and the variation of sectional area of all truss elements are in compliance with their bending moment diagram, shear force distribution, and their internal resistant forces respectively.

X Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture - Stairs, Facade, Handrail
© Bing Zhang
Internal Force Diagram

Intervention of structure to the space through structural layout and expression of force resistance intensify the space cognition and structural logic itself. A new exciting walking experience is gained by highly integrated design of structure, space and interface.

X Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture - Facade, Steel, Handrail
© Bing Zhang
X Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture - Windows, Handrail, Steel
© Bing Zhang

Structure is the absolute philosophy of a bridge design; a structure fabrication can be both the skin and bone of a bridge, designing a structure for a bridge is not just an application of technology, but also a creation of an art. Bridge starts with fundamental structural elements, exploring the potential organic spatial functions in both structural system and structural layout.

X Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture - Windows, Facade
© Bing Zhang

The integrated design philosophy ensures perfect combination of structural efficiency and aesthetic form, and at the same time creating a vivid passing experience.

X Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture - Windows, Facade
© Bing Zhang

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Address:Guanghua Rd, Bai Xia Qu, Nanjingshi, Jiangsu Sheng, China

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Cite: "X Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture" 30 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/893308/x-bridge-zhang-bing-and-atelier-groundwork-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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