Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners

London, GB


Millau Viaduct

Bridges are often considered to belong to the realm of the engineer rather than that of the architect. But the architecture of infrastructure has a powerful impact on the environment and the Millau Viaduct, designed in close collaboration with structural engineers, illustrates how the architect can play an integral role in the design of bridges. It follows the Millennium Bridge over the River Thames in expressing a fascination with the relationship between function, technology and aesthetics in a graceful structural form.

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Status: Built
Location: Millau, FR
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Collaborating Architect: Chapelet-Defol-Mousseigne
Structural Engineer: EEG (Europe Etudes Gecti), Sogelerg, SERF
Landscape Architect: Agence TER