Illuminating Beauty of Sculptural Bridge Inspired by the Slinky

Tobias Rehberger and Schlaich Bergermann & Partner designed a sculptural pedestrian bridge project called Slinky Springs to Fame located in Oberhausen, Germany. The name is derived from the inspiration of the design, the Slinky spring created in the 1940s by Richard James.    Slinky Springs to Fame by Tobias Rehberger and Schlaich Bergermann & Partner: The elegant pedestrian bridge over the Rhine-Herne Canal is part of the project “EMSCHERKUNST .2010 “: according to the concept of the artist Tobias Rehberger combines a […]


World's Longest Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain is the world’s longest bridge fountain with nearly 10,000 LED nozzles that run along both sides that is 1,140m long, shooting out 190 tons of water per minute. This spectacular water fountain was installed in 2009 in Banpo Bridge that crosses the Han River in Seoul, South Korea. Pedestrians and motorists surely does the best view of the bridge at night with its magnificent play of colors.    [via amazingplacesonearth, thingsaboutsouthkorea]


Symbolic Looping Bridge Called Festina Lente

Five years ago, Academy of Fine Arts design students, Adnan Alagic, Bojan Kanlic and Amila Hrustic teamed in designing this symbolic looping bridge that bring together the secular and spiritual. The project dubbed as ‘Festina Lente’ means ‘make haste, slowly’ in Latin. In the middle of the bridge are two benches for people to meet and interact. At night, the structure is lit with white LED lights that is visually attractive from afar. […]


Delightful Balloon Supported Bridge

As if coming straight from a fairytale this hellium-filled balloon supported bridgeby French artist Olivier Grossetete has amused many. This bridge installation project is called Pont de Singe, literally translated as Monkey Bridge. Located in Tatton Park in Cheshire, England, this balloon bridge was made for contemplation rather than function. See it in action in this video. Photos by Olivier Grossetête and Toby Savage   [via dezeen and toxel]


Organic Design of Footbridge Blends with the Site

Switzerland based studio Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes have designed a utilitarian Footbridge Crossing L’Areuse completed in early 2000s. Footbridge Crossing L’Areuse by Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes: When a place speaks, the most constructive reaction is to listen to it rather than to converse with it. The crossing of the Areuse at a precise point of the gauge was the demand. The answer is this footbridge, an organic structure, ensuring a better echo with the site and the […]


Footbridge in China Depicts the Shape of a Flower

The Chunhua footbridge spans 4 points of a bustling intersection is in Shenzhen, China, complete with four sets of staircases, escalators and elevators. The design concept was inspired by the abstract shape of a flower. It was completed last year to the tune of $7.8 million amidst criticism of high construction and maintenance costs. [via q8allinone and hungeree]