Zaha Hadid Wins Contest For Landmark Bridge Across Taipei’s Tamsui River

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Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competitors to design and style a 920-metre-prolonged bridge across the mouth of the Tamsui River in the Taiwanese capital (+ film).

Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Render by MIR

Billed as “the world’s largest asymmetric cable-stayed bridge with a single tower”, the Danjiang Bridge will be supported by just a single 175-metre-substantial concrete mast to minimize its visual effect on the Taipei skyline.

Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Render by MIR

Its steel deck will develop a new route for vehicles, trains and pedestrians, easing congestion on existing transport networks.

Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Render by MIR

Zaha Hadid Architects – which has previously completed bridges in Spain and Abu Dhabi – is partnering with engineer Sinotech Engineering Consultants and master builder Leonhardt, Andrä &amp Spouse on the task.

Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Render by VisualArch

Conceived as portion of a wider upgrade of infrastructure in northern Taiwan, the bridge will connect the urban centres of Tamsui to the east and Bali to the west, linking Highways two and 15, with the West Coast and the Bali-Xindian expressways.


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It will allow the Danhai Light Rail Transportation (DHLRT) program to extend, joining Taipei’s public rail network with Bali and the Port of Taipei – the region’s busiest shipping port.

Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Render by MIR

“By reducing visitors from the congested Guandu Bridge upriver, the Danjiang Bridge will tremendously increase the northern coast targeted traffic system and increase accessibility all through the area,” explained Zaha Hadid Architects.

Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Render by VisualArch

The firm claimed the bridge’s single concrete mast will have a minimal effect on the estuary, which has turn out to be a popular spot for vacationers watching the sun set more than the Taiwan Strait.

Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Render by VisualArch

“The mast is designed and engineered to be as slender as achievable and positioned to offer you the very best structural overall performance, stay away from impeding the navigability of the river and also minimise any interference with the views of the sunset from common viewing points along the river,” said Hadid’s group.

Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Render by VisualArch

“This single-mast style also minimises structural factors in the riverbed in accordance with the increased protection plans of the estuary’s ecosystems,” it extra.

Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Render by MIR

Danjiang Bridge would grow to be Zaha Hadid Architects’ very first finished project in Taiwan. Other recent tasks in Asia by the company include the pebble-shaped Wangjing Soho towers in Beijing and the Dongdaemun Layout Plaza complex in Seoul.

Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Render by MIR

However, practice director Patrik Schumacher lately told Dezeen the company is looking to operate a lot more in America at the moment because of the backlash against foreign architects in China.

Animation is by MIR and Morean.


Task credits:
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Design and style (ZHA): Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Task directors (ZHA): Charles Walker and Manuela Gatto
Task architect (ZHA): Shao-wei Huang
Layout associate (ZHA): Paolo Flores
Lead designer (ZHA): Saman Saffarian
Undertaking staff (ZHA): Evgeniya Yatsyuk, Paul Bart, Sam Sharpe, Silviya Barzakova, Julian Lin, Ramon Weber
Lead structural engineering consultancy and JV Partner: Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner
Neighborhood engineering consultants and JV Partner: Sinotech Engineering Consultants
Lighting designer: Chroma33 Architectural Lighting Style

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