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. 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. 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.
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. The bridge is a dynamic ensemble, integrating ecology, transportation, landscape, and culture.
Location: Qingpu, Shanghai, Suzhou Jiangsu, China
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)
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.
Photographer: Zhu Runzi
Video: Dera (Construction footage provided by CCCC Shanghai Dredging Co., Ltd.)
Video Link: https://youtu.be/EQ6TEJ2Yvdg