Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge, Shanghai Structure, Hybrid Infrastructure, Chinese Architecture Design Photos

Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge in Shanghai

15 Jan 2022

Architecture: Brearley Architects+Urbanists

Location: Qingpu, Shanghai, Suzhou Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China

Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge Shanghai

Photos by Zhu Runzi

Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge

Yuandang Bridge – a hybrid infrastructure

Yuandang Bridge Shanghai

Yuandang Bridge Shanghai

The Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge celebrates the coming together of Jiangsu Province and Shanghai. The 586m bridge is a hybrid structure incorporating landscape, infrastructure, and architecture. It is located in a key location where the two jurisdictions meet.

Yuandang Bridge Shanghai

Yuandang Bridge Shanghai

The figure of the bridge resembles a ribbon and echoes water ripples on the Yuandang Lake below. Trees and shrubs are incorporated in the bridge, giving the appearance of a floating garden connecting the two banks.

Yuandang Bridge Shanghai

Yuandang Bridge Shanghai

The six-meter-wide bridge deck is divided into three bands: cycling path, vegetation band and walking path. The winding bridge has three widened sections for resting and enjoying the lake view.

Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge Shanghai

Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge Shanghai

Taking inspiration from local sculptural traditions, the bridge’s pavilion explores contemporary mathematics modeling to create a porous wall that is both sculpture and playground.

Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge Shanghai

Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge Shanghai

The bridge is a dynamic ensemble, integrating ecology, transportation, landscape, and culture.

Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge Shanghai

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Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge in Shanghai, China – Building Information

Design: BAU
Project Status: Completed 2020
Location: Qingpu, Shanghai, Suzhou Jiangsu, China
Year: 2020
Construction Cost: CNY 86,000,000
Typology: Urban design, public landscape
Program: Pedestrian bridge, pavilion, bicycle path

Project Leader: Huang Fang
Team: Berry Pan Linlu , Zhu Qizhen , Yan Xiaoxi , Guo Liexia, Shi Zhengting, Sheng Bailu, Zhao Zheng, Peng Li (structure engineer), Kong Yang (structure engineer)

Shanghai bridge design by Brearley Architects+Urbanists

Invested by: China Three Gorges Corporation
Client: Construction Bureau of Fen Lake High-tech Industrial Development Zone, Jiangsu Province, Shanghai Qingpu District Water Conservancy Management Institute
General coordinator:Yangtze River Delta Ecological Integration Development Demonstration Zone Executive Committee
Engineering: Shanghai Investigation, Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd
Contractor: CCCC Shanghai Dredging Co., Ltd.

Yuandang Bridge Shanghai

Photographer: Zhu Runzi

Video: Dera (Construction footage provided by CCCC Shanghai Dredging Co., Ltd.)

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Yuandang Pedestrian Bridge, Shanghai images / information received 140122 from Brearley Architects+Urbanists

Location: Qingpu, Shanghai, Suzhou Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China

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