Archinect - News 2014-07-28T04:52:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/102628656/london-s-garden-bridge-it-feels-like-we-re-trying-to-pull-off-a-crime London's Garden bridge: 'It feels like we're trying to pull off a crime' Alexander Walter 2014-06-24T13:11:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T23:03:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79606175da223ead3b8cc917c3789318.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Take one voguish designer, one national treasure and one icon-hungry mayor and what do you get? A floating forest across the Thames. But can anyone actually say what the &pound;175m garden bridge is for?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/101013571/from-tower-bridge-to-sydney-harbour-welcome-to-china-s-city-of-clones From Tower Bridge to Sydney Harbour, welcome to China's city of clones Alexander Walter 2014-06-03T13:21:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T13:27:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbde74fcd2e7533168282e83fe7056f1.jpg" width="460" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Suzhou is like many Chinese cities. It has a historic core, including nine Unesco world heritage sites, as well as many beautiful gardens, waterways and temples. [...] But Suzhou has also embarked on another fascinating project: urban mimicry. From Venetian-style &ldquo;water town&rdquo; districts to Dutch-style suburban living, Suzhou hosts what journalist Bianca Bosker calls &ldquo;original copies&rdquo;: simulations of western landmarks. The city is fast becoming China&rsquo;s city of clones.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100170732/colossal-bavarian-castle-set-to-open-in-dalian-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Colossal Bavarian Castle Set To Open In Dalian, China</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/50566573/chinese-secretly-copy-austrian-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese secretly copy Austrian town</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/99320371/11th-street-bridge-park-competition-in-washington-d-c-shortlists-six-teams-for-phase-one 11th Street Bridge Park competition in Washington D.C. shortlists six teams for phase one Justine Testado 2014-05-06T20:24:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T20:25:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awssl7hx015k5eyg.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six teams of architects and landscape architects are still in the running for the 11th Street Bridge Park competition in Washington D.C. The nationwide competition is hunting for the best design to transform an old freeway bridge into D.C.'s first elevated park: the 11th Street Bridge Park.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of more than 40 teams and 80 firms that responded to an open call for submissions this past March, the jury selected the phase-one finalists -- who have all formed into the following interdisciplinary teams below:</p><ul><li>Balmori Associates / Cooper, Robertson &amp; Partners</li><li>Piet Oudolf with Glenn LaRue Smith/PUSH Studio / WXY architecture + urban design</li><li>OLIN / OMA</li><li>Stoss Landscape Urbanism / H&ouml;weler + Yoon Architecture</li><li>Wallace Roberts &amp; Todd (WRT) / NEXT Architects</li><li>Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape / Davis Brody Bond</li></ul><p>More info about the competition can be found on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/11th_street_bridge_park_competition_in_washington_d.c._shortlists_six_teams/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98854019/ruined-bridges-of-italy-reconceived-as-vertical-cities-of-the-future Ruined bridges of Italy reconceived as vertical cities of the future Archinect 2014-04-28T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:13:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/0589f240953b4531937b3cbc8985265e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed to be an autonomous community, the top of the bridge would serve as a pedestrian walkway with a section cordoned off for cars. Below, self-sustaining residences, shops, and leisure centers would be built into the bridges' support structures. The concept imagines residents living comfortably in the neighborhoods created within the upside-down towers, all while enjoying the view of the Calabrian countryside.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98039358/0-bths-1-br-great-views-vagrants-hole-up-on-manhattan-bridge 0 bths, 1 br – great views! Vagrants hole up on Manhattan Bridge Archinect 2014-04-14T17:06:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:57:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v739tswflfddlxoe.jpg" width="514" height="558" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the coffin-sized living spaces &mdash; which have been built into the bridge frame near the Manhattan entrance &mdash; is secured with a flimsy bike lock and bolted to a metal beam by its inhabitant. The pods are built into the underside of the upper deck, below car traffic but above the subway and bike lanes. To reach his makeshift studio, the bridge dweller &mdash; a stocky, neatly dressed Chinese man in his 40s &mdash; climbs a chain-link fence to a nook above the bike lane, witnesses said.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/94421510/artists-pine-for-pieces-of-old-bay-bridge Artists pine for pieces of old Bay Bridge Archinect 2014-02-26T14:14:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T20:55:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/396b05ab75c5e82bd9aa9fdd33e9eede.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For 76 years, the gray steel eastern span of the Bay Bridge was cursed and reviled but mostly just taken for granted. [...] At least two groups of artists and architects have mounted campaigns to spare some of the steel from the recyclers so that they can transform it into artworks that might include a home, a public gathering space and an Airbnb rental space - with a view of the new Bay Bridge.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85465617/winners-of-the-bay-bridge-house-student-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the Bay Bridge House Student Design Competition</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82785562/rethinking-the-bay-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking The Bay Line</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/94279867/winning-ideas-announced-for-the-hormuz-bridge-international-competition Winning ideas announced for the Hormuz Bridge International Competition Justine Testado 2014-02-24T17:50:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T20:01:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/subu65bcgl6u49x3.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The results are out for the Gulf Architecture Biennial's Hormuz Bridge International Competition. The open ideas competition invited entrants to propose designs for a bridge or other connective structure to link both sides of the Hormuz Strait in the Persian Gulf. Three winners and four honorable mentions were awarded. Eighteen additional entries will be included in the first volume of Gulf Architecture Biennial and publically displayed.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>First Prize: XXXXXX02 or The Frozen Leviathan by Matteo Mannini</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dl/dlt3f5pdyluxxny3.jpg"><br><br><strong>Second Prize:&nbsp; A CITY FOR THE STRAIT: The Hormuz Federation by Edourad Champalle</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/30esv8us3ephmgxs.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Third Prize: Backbone of Strait of Hormuz by Chien Bang Wong</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/znkr9s983mj5o57m.jpg"><br><br><strong>Honorable Mention: Global Security Pipeline by Nick Axel</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/loztbrmw26ytfuxj.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Honorable Mention: Jeser El Amwaj by Dhaval Gadani, Louis Peragallo, Christian Pereda</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/do/dom4z7dyct8i078t.jpg"><br><br><strong>Honorable Mention: Rail Reef by Triple O Studio</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m1/m1bdvq5jftwih8d5.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Honorable Mention: Moses Highway by Andriy Vyshnevskyi, Vitaliy Kozlov, Bogdan Krutsko, Orest Galan</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bmxuafntp28jwvv3.jpg"><br><br>Learn more about each proposal on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_ideas_announced_for_the_hormuz_bridge_international_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89138635/ocean-city-one-prize-2013-stormproof-competition-entry OCEAN+CITY - ONE Prize 2013 Stormproof competition entry Justine Testado 2013-12-18T13:38:00-05:00 >2013-12-18T15:57:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pv/pvcpsdht98qyg4k7.jpg" width="514" height="168" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed for the Atlantic resort Ocean City on the coast of Maryland, "OCEAN+CITY" by Will Belcher, Joey Hays, Chris Landau, and Henry Moll is an entry the team submitted to this year's ONE Prize: Stormproof competition. Participants in the international competition had to propose smartly designed resilient cities ready to face the challenges of severe climate conditions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ow/owe6d2m3no0jp5oi.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qpjeaom3onbhl3wr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/clwat2ec7j1qj8hj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcr6avrvektkj0dv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xo5pzawudd1epup9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of OCEAN+CITY.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86396805/cantilevered-footbridge-proposal-in-pafos-cyprus-by-ep-architects Cantilevered footbridge proposal in Pafos, Cyprus by EP Architects Justine Testado 2013-11-12T20:29:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:34:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qh/qhb679ev8eybhni4.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Elina Pattichi of Cypriot firm EP Architects shared with us the competition-winning proposal of a cantilevered footbridge in Pafos, Cyprus, which earlier this year, received Special Judges&rsquo; Recognition in the 2013 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85925398/next-wins-international-bridge-competition-for-meixi-lake-near-changsha-capital-in-china NEXT wins international bridge competition for Meixi Lake near Changsha capital in China Justine Testado 2013-11-06T18:01:00-05:00 >2013-11-06T18:05:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23dvm5bq4nxdeym2.jpg" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>NEXT architects from Amsterdam and Beijing recently won first place in a bridge design competition for Meixi Lake near the Changsha capital in Hunan, China. The new bridge is a major part of a development project for the new Dragon King Harbor River district.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85465617/winners-of-the-bay-bridge-house-student-design-competition Winners of the Bay Bridge House Student Design Competition Justine Testado 2013-10-31T19:58:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:14:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ju/ju8mrrec4xpjr54m.jpg" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a total of 73 entries from 37 schools around the world, the winners have finally been revealed for the Bay Bridge House Student Design Competition. Architecture and design students had to develop a modern, self-sustainable house made from the scraps of the soon-to-be-demolished eastern span of the historic Oakland Bay Bridge in the California Bay Area.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The winners are:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Overall:</strong> "Hanging House" by Lee Ka Chun and Ngan Ching Ying (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture)</li> <li> <strong>Board Members winner: </strong>"An Invisible Triangle" by Qazi Shamsud Tamzeed (Chittagong University of Engineering &amp; Technology)</li> <li> <strong>Community Vote: </strong>"The Bay Bridge House&rdquo; by Romain Caba (University of Kansas / National superior school of architecture of Paris Val de Seine, France)</li> <li> <strong>Honorable Mention:</strong> "Reclaimed Lookout" by Chris Bennett (Harvard GSD)</li> <li> <strong>Honorable Mention: </strong>"Pier House" by Kate&#345;ina Krupi&#269;kov&aacute; and Gabriela Kr&aacute;lov&aacute; (AAAD)</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/85228936/angelenos-save-the-historic-figueroa-riverside-bridge-and-preserve-it-for-future-park-use Angelenos: save the historic Figueroa-Riverside Bridge and preserve it for future park use Archinect 2013-10-28T17:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T17:45:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/709af9114f64391c869c49b1311c7600.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The communities and neighborhoods along the LA River in the Northeast of Los Angeles have traditionally had poor access to parks and open space. The Riverside Bridge is an opportunity to immediately transform the bridge span into a park to enjoy recreationally and to connect the Glassell Park and Cypress Park communities to the Greater Los Angeles area. It is also an opportunity for extending the LA River Greenway Trail to Downtown Los Angeles and to Pasadena for bicyclists and pedestrians.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84232520/the-o-bridge-proposal-by-chris-precht-and-alex-daxb-ck-for-salford-meadows-bridge-competition The “O” bridge proposal by Chris Precht and Alex Daxböck for Salford Meadows Bridge Competition Justine Testado 2013-10-15T18:44:00-04:00 >2013-10-22T16:46:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/buch68skt1v4j9to.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chris Precht of penda / Vienna and Alex Daxb&ouml;ck sent us their recent project titled the "O", an elliptically shaped bridge proposal for the RIBA-sponsored Salford Meadows Bridge International Design Competition. For their entries, participants had to design a pedestrian bridge for Salford, England -- one of the fastest growing areas in the Manchester City Region. The winning bridge design will stand as a unique and iconic landmark for the site.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/82678528/berlin-contemporary-bridge-2nd-prize-entry-by-ra-b Berlin Contemporary Bridge - 2nd Prize Entry by Ra+b Justine Testado 2013-09-25T14:20:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:31:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3e/3ec79khsrlbq4zmc.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ra+b--Design from China shared with us their Berlin Contemporary Bridge proposal that won the second prize in ArchTriumph's recent international competition. Participants were asked to design an iconic contemporary footbridge over the Spree River and between Schilling Bridge (Schillingbr&uuml;cke) and the Oberbaum Bridge (Oberbaumbr&uuml;cke), two well-known structures in Berlin.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/79846150/after-6-4-billion-san-francisco-bridge-remains-a-mess After $6.4 Billion, San Francisco Bridge Remains a Mess Archinect 2013-08-19T17:05:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T20:15:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/31a4d0dff67f63dbb061521e7c4b962b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was supposed to be the crowning glory of the bridge-builder&rsquo;s art, gracefully echoing the rolling hills surrounding San Francisco Bay. Yet as the project heads for a Labor Day opening after $6.4 billion and 15 years, the country&rsquo;s most daringly iconic highway bridge stands as a poster child for those who think major infrastructure projects are wasteful.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74178367/bolts-along-bay-bridge-bike-path-fail" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bolts along Bay Bridge bike path fail</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74642280/ghastly-bridge-hopeless-rail-plan-leave-new-york-cheated Ghastly Bridge, Hopeless Rail Plan Leave New York Cheated Archinect 2013-06-05T13:50:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T02:18:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/03e9cdb23353845d5ca5a5f5cfd5b58a.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Renderings by Tappan Zee Constructors LLC, the team selected to design and build the bridge at a cost of $4 billion, show a structure crowned by 400-foot-high towers that look like insect antennae waving aimlessly in the wind. Four pairs of masts tilt outward, from which cables splay to support the road deck. The towers are intended to form an iconic image, but they are just stumpy. This is a site that deserves the magnificence of the Golden Gate Bridge.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/74178367/bolts-along-bay-bridge-bike-path-fail Bolts along Bay Bridge bike path fail Archinect 2013-05-29T15:37:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T15:27:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3f/3ffd1b31bf6669d55f7ae26b59f3b43d.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Crews that built the railing committed what experts called a basic mistake - they welded the bolts in place firmly in their slots rather than leaving a small amount of room to accommodate a natural expansion of the bicycle path that happens in hot weather. As a result, scores of the 1-inch-diameter bolts have been sheared off along the 1.2-mile bike path on the southern side of the span's skyway section.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/61265123/two-projects-share-first-place-at-2012-cleveland-design-competition-transforming-the-bridge Two Projects Share First Place at 2012 Cleveland Design Competition - Transforming the Bridge Alexander Walter 2012-11-12T19:34:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T19:37:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m2/m2at9e5213gnxzu3.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Cleveland Design Competition recently announced the winners of its 2012 edition, Transforming the Bridge. The brief called for design ideas that would transform the abandoned lower deck of Cleveland's Detroit-Superior Bridge into a dynamic public space, performance venue, and pedestrian experience high above the Cuyahoga River.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60031545/how-the-sound-of-rain-helps-engineers-diagnose-unsafe-bridges How The Sound Of Rain Helps Engineers Diagnose Unsafe Bridges Archinect 2012-10-25T12:11:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:27:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e4665bfd3631c587ed386231fab66315.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the same way that structural deficiencies can be detected with something solid, two engineers from Brigham Young University--Brian Mazzeo and Spencer Guthrie--are listening in for the tell-tale acoustics by splashing bridges with water. They're looking for something called "delamination."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59641528/hntb-maltzan-ac-martin-win-6th-street-bridge-competition HNTB, Maltzan, AC Martin win 6th Street bridge competition Archinect 2012-10-19T17:33:00-04:00 >2012-10-22T22:05:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a10wqxp7erfhg11b.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winning design, easily the most ambitious of three finalists announced last month, calls for a repeating series of concrete arches that both refer to and exaggerate the Butler design as the bridge stretches from downtown Los Angeles on the west to Boyle Heights on the east, spanning the L.A. River and the 101 Freeway on its way.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58143334/cuomo-seeks-artist-s-touch-in-replacing-tappan-zee-bridge Cuomo Seeks Artist’s Touch in Replacing Tappan Zee Bridge Richard Meier & Partners 2012-09-27T13:31:00-04:00 >2012-09-28T11:21:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8ni4s7zwtco5bbx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a telephone interview, Mr. Meier said he was &ldquo;open minded&rdquo; about the aesthetic of the new crossing, and said that he hoped the final product would be &ldquo;something people think of in a positive manner.&rdquo; &ldquo;When you think of the great bridges in New York City, you think of the Brooklyn Bridge, right?&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;From any point of view, it&rsquo;s a beautiful bridge, and one would hope that what happens here is of that quality.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Architect Richard Meier, Jeff Koons, and the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas P. Campbell are some of the six experts whom New York State Governor Cuomo has named to review the design elements of the three bids the state received for the Tappan Zee bridge project.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57539677/winners-of-the-sc2012-links-bridging-rivers-competition Winners of the SC2012 Links: Bridging Rivers Competition Alexander Walter 2012-09-18T14:46:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T08:58:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k9q2cc8qoj6hm5y8.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Spanish architectural magazine future arquitecturas recently announced the winners of its SC2012 Links: Bridging Rivers competition which called for innovative ideas of how to build a habitable bridge in two different sites: Chongqing (China) and Seville (Spain). Eligible for the international competition were architecture students or young architects under 35 years old.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/55896191/china-bridge-collapse-raises-infrastructure-concerns China Bridge Collapse Raises Infrastructure Concerns Alexander Walter 2012-08-24T17:35:00-04:00 >2012-09-10T10:29:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cfvzvtt0u5o5buf0.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the longest bridges in northern China collapsed on Friday, just nine months after it opened, setting off a storm of criticism from Chinese Internet users and underscoring questions about the quality of construction in the country&rsquo;s rapid expansion of its infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Just one month ago: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/54047066/beijing-infrastructure-not-fit-for-torrential-rains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing Infrastructure Not Fit for Torrential Rains </a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/50259757/infinity-loop-bridge-by-10-design-buro-happold Infinity Loop Bridge by 10 DESIGN + Buro Happold Alexander Walter 2012-06-04T20:06:00-04:00 >2012-06-24T08:41:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75gbeh2k9a1yntvu.jpg" width="514" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the international Zhuhai Shizimen Bridge Competition, the entry 'Infinity Loop Bridge' by 10 DESIGN and Buro Happold has won the first prize. This feature bridge in Zhuhai, China is the gateway entry to south China&rsquo;s new planned commercial hub and also marks the connection of the Shizimen Canal to the Pearl River Delta.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/49253669/happy-75th-birthday-golden-gate-bridge Happy 75th Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge Archinect 2012-05-24T13:58:00-04:00 >2012-05-24T14:06:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/16upt5c8bm3ooyio.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For its 75th birthday on Sunday, the bridge's management is planning a celebration that includes music, art shows, lectures, a new book and a new visitor center. But one thing won't happen: Nobody gets to cross the bridge on foot on the big day.</p></em><br /><br /><p> PBS also published a very nice photo essay on the bridge's history: <a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/goldengatebridge/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/49078549/golden-gate-bridge-sounds-inspire-musical-works Golden Gate Bridge sounds inspire musical works Archinect 2012-05-21T13:21:00-04:00 >2012-05-28T11:30:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/83szxhll8eiaccqb.jpg" width="509" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Musicians look at the bridge differently. Mickey Hart, the former Grateful Dead drummer, sees the Golden Gate Bridge as a "giant wind harp." He plans to be at Crissy Field on Sunday evening, the bridge's 75th birthday, to perform an original composition. The bridge will be the star. "The most famous bridge in America," Hart said, "is actually a musical instrument."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/43804020/ultra-futuristic-pedestrian-bridge-in-spain-points-the-way-with-leds Ultra Futuristic Pedestrian Bridge in Spain Points the Way With LEDs nicoleabene 2012-04-04T10:00:00-04:00 >2012-04-25T07:47:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5egvujnf12bqovkg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This ulta-futuristic pedestrian bridge fashioned from hexagonal steel framing and paving links two uneven areas of Motril, Spain.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/43702808/amsterdam-iconic-pedestrian-bridge-entry-by-yaohua-wang-architecture Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Entry by Yaohua Wang Architecture Alexander Walter 2012-04-03T12:59:00-04:00 >2012-04-27T17:32:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zyk0o35oqx4ugdzw.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In our last post, we published the winning designs of the [AC-CA]-hosted Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge competition. Here's another proposal that didn't quite make the cut with the jurors, but we are happy to publish it. The author is Yaohua Wang, who &ndash; in past articles &ndash; managed to polarize the opinions like nobody else.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Let us know what you think in the comment section below!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/43702803/winners-of-the-amsterdam-iconic-pedestrian-bridge-competition Winners of the Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition Alexander Walter 2012-04-03T12:55:00-04:00 >2012-04-03T14:02:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/msxe5bxfegll1yur.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three outstanding bridge designs have recently been selected as winners in the Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge competition. Hosted by [AC-CA], this open international competition called for proposals that would reflect contemporary design tendencies and also take into consideration the "urban insertion and impact geared towards creating a new architectural symbol for an European capital city."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/43132549/calatrava-s-margaret-hunt-hill-bridge-in-dallas-opens-to-traffic-today Calatrava’s Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas Opens to Traffic today Alexander Walter 2012-03-29T14:27:00-04:00 >2012-03-29T17:06:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x7/x7sa1bxhyq1u84k4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration was the debut of Dallas&rsquo; newest architectural icon connecting Downtown Dallas to West Dallas over the Trinity River. More than 40,000 people attended the opening celebrations from Friday through Sunday, March 2-4, when it was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to walk, run and party on the bridge and toast the best new view in town. The bridge, Santiago Calatrava&rsquo;s first vehicular bridge in the United States, will officially be opened to traffic this evening.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>