Salford Bridge

The bridge project for Salford in Manchester made it to the shortlist of 6 out of 172 entries in the RIBA open competition. The jury report stated:

'Elegant, dramatic asymmetrical unified form creates a ‘space’ with uprights and cables. One of the most dramatic schemes. Lovely piece of engineering.'

 

Superfusionlab designed the bridge to be a spatial structure. The cables connecting the uprights create an outdoor room over the deck of the pedestrian bridge. At night the same cables become lines of light which would create a web of light.

 

The bridge lands in an open landscape formed in the oxbow of the Salford River. At the landing point the landscape is shaped to form a low amphitheatre and smooth transition from bridge to landscape.

 

The jury report referred to our design: 'Elegant, dramatic asymmetrical unified form creates a ‘space’ with uprights and cables.  One of the most dramatic schemes. Lovely piece of engineering.'

 

PROJECT INFO

Client: Salford Council / Manchester

Type: Public Bridge

Year: 2013

Team: Nathaniel Kolbe, Lida Charsouli,

Andrea Albanese, Antonia Garcia Lopez,

SHORTLISTING in the RIBA Competition

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