Unique footbridge in China
• Unique pedestrian bridge in China
NEXT architects known project of unique bridges that they build around the world. Their latest construction - Lucky Knot, the new steel pedestrian bridge in the Chinese metropolis of Changsha, is 185 meters long and 24 meters in height. The construction has already become a legend and has been named one of CNN "the most spectacular bridges that are destroying the usual stereotypes."
The bridge connects several levels opposite coasts which are at different heights (the river embankment, road, park) and combines them with each other. Its shape is the result of - literally and metaphorically - tying all of these routes to a single node. Lucky Knot design was inspired by the principle of Möbius ring, as well as Chinese art of weaving knots. In this ancient folk crafts knot symbolizes luck and prosperity, which is reflected in the title, which can be translated as a unit of luck. The bridge was one of the key projects in the development of public space dynamically growing region and has been designed with the recreational, ecological and tourism components. Lucky Knot - is more than just a bridge connecting the two banks of the river. The secret of its success lies in the fact that it connects culture, modern and traditional, as well as ties to an intricate knot ideas and values that belong to history, art, visual art and architecture.
Photo: Julien Lanoo