November 6, 2012, 11:58 am

New structure for new uses: a pedestrian bridge to stroll along the water.

Bridge Competition by bureau faceB
Bridge Competition by bureau faceB
Bridge Competition by bureau faceB
Bridge Competition by bureau faceB
Bridge Competition by bureau faceB
Bridge Competition by bureau faceB
Bridge Competition by bureau faceB
Water ‘at-traction’ Bridge Competition by bureau faceB in Paris, France. Image by François Marcuz.
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‘It’s in the heart of the city. One of its major attractions. However, you can barely feel it. Maybe on a boat, a little bit on bridges, anyway without intimacy. On the contrary La Seine has to be seen as an out of time place, telling you stories and History. A link through time and space: the water attraction.
This new bridge has to be seen as a light stroke, a thin roadway flirting with the water. Instead of using traditional techniques based on compression, it uses a new design, using the potential of traction. Steel cables, strung between the banks by springs, generate a mesh on which concrete beads are threaded.
This fluent area enables new uses. The crossing can be done in two ways. Through a ‘perilous’ one: the very narrow deck gives the feeling of a Himalayan footbridge. Through a space for strolling: the generous space near the water allows to sit, to rest quietly, having lunch, enjoying the proximity of the river and offering a unique perspective on Paris.’

Text by bureau faceB
ARCHITECT: bureau faceB, Paris, France. DESIGN: Arnaud Malras, François Marcuz, Camille Mourier, Germain Pluvinage. LOCATION: Paris, France. DESCRIPTION: Infrastructure / bridge. STATUS: Competition Entry. PROJECT TEAM: Arnaud Malras, François Marcuz, Camille Mourier, Germain Pluvinage. DATE: 2012. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.
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Water ‘at-traction’ Bridge Competition by bureau faceB in Paris, France

New structure for new uses: a pedestrian bridge to stroll along the water.

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