New Lighting Design for San Diego’s Coronado Bridge

April 10, 2011,AEDT

An international team led by London based artist Peter Fink (Form Associates) and lighting designer Mark Major (Speirs + Major) in association with Buro Happold in Los Angeles has been announced as the winner of the largest interactive green energy lighting project in North America. The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, | Read More

Not all abandoned railroads are destined to be the ‘Highline’

January 21, 2011,AEDT

Sioux Falls this week removed a section of abandoned railway bridge so that a new pedestrian bridge can be constructed. Which would left me asking  why wouldn’t you re-use the bridge as the pedestrian/cycle bridge? Apparently the old railway bridge acts as a dam during heavy rains causing  flooding in the area. Its | Read More

Mega bridge project gets ‘green’ light

October 29, 2009,AEDT

Measures proposed for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge’s construction and operation have been deemed environmentally acceptable, the project’s chief engineer Aaron Bok says. Consultants completed the project’s environmental impact assessment for the Highways Department Mr Bok describes the planning process as highly complicated, but notes the bridge will offer significant social | Read More

Madrid’s Shell Bridge gets its concrete dome – West 8

September 1, 2009,AEDT

Construction is moving along at the first Shell Bridge, West 8+ MRIO designed for the City of Madrid. 100 m3 of concrete was poured inbetween the two layers of the wooden mold, moving another step closer to the desired end result: a concrete dome. SOURCE: WEST 8 IMAGE CREDIT: WEST | Read More

New Bridge Design competition for Calgary

August 18, 2009,AEDT

The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation(CMLC) has announced a bridge design competition for St.Patrick’s Bridge. CMLC has been charged with the responsibility of implementing public infrastructure improvements that will be the catalyst for private and public sector development in the Rivers District with a focus on East Village. The design and | Read More

Calgary’s Calatrava footbridge unveiled

August 1, 2009,AEDT

Calgary Herald reports CALGARY – The newly released design for the city’s new pedestrian bridge has been derided by some Calgarians as a gaudy red waste of $24.5 million, and praised by others as a sleek, elegant contribution to downtown Calgary. But to the architect, Santiago Calatrava, the Bow span | Read More

Bridge Vlaardingse Vaart officially opened – West 8

April 21, 2009,AEDT

West 8 reports “Saturday the 18th of April the new pedestrian bicycle bridge ‘The Twist’, designed by West 8 for the City of Vlaardingen, was officialy opened at the shores of the Vlaardingse Vaart in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. In February the iconic bridge was already installed at its final destination | Read More

Auckland firm to design $3b bridge – NZ Herald News

March 1, 2009,AEDT

NZ Herald News reports “An Auckland engineering firm has won the contract to design a US$1.5 billion ($2.9 billion) Bangladesh bridge. Maunsell AECOM NZ Newmarket office scored the job for the Padma Bridge, which is to be Bangladesh’s largest and connect the south-west region with the country’s capital Dhaka.” [SOURCE: | Read More

Construction starts on Noorderpark – West 8

February 15, 2009,AEDT

This week construction works have started at the Noorderpark in Amsterdam. The first part to be developed is Volewijk-Oost and will be ready mid-2009. When all parts are completed, Amsterdam will have a real green central park that functions as a central meeting point, with spaces that can be used | Read More

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