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Shanghai | China
Introducing the Loopy Bridge, a groundbreaking urban marvel redefining the landscape of Shanghai’s public spaces. Inspired by the graceful undulations of water ripples, this architectural intervention transforms the conventional bridge into a dynamic, interconnected public space.
Located in the heart of Shanghai, the design of Loopy Bridge seamlessly weaves a pathway around the geometric patterns inspired by water ripples, creating a singular, harmonious trace. Each ripple, acting as micro- experience, is meticulously subdivided, allocating distinct functions to individual areas.
The bridge serves as a captivating link between two urban landforms, harmoniously merging them into a singular, expansive park.
The bridge’s meandering circulation is thoughtfully divided, catering to both walkers and joggers, each with a designated track that guides visitors through captivating “loops.” These loops, totaling eight, offer diverse functionalities, ranging from amphitheaters and open cinemas to urban lounges and playgrounds.
As visitors traverse the bridge, they embark on a journey through a myriad of public spaces, each loop unveiling a unique experience at the intersection of innovative design and practical functionality.
Loopy Bridge not only transforms the cityscape but also invites the public to engage with urban spaces in novel ways. It represents a fusion of artistic inspiration and thoughtful urban planning, providing an unparalleled and immersive experience for all who traverse its innovative pathways.
Welcome to the future of public spaces in Shanghai, where the Loopy Bridge stands as a testament to the endless possibilities of design and creativity.
PROJECT NAME: Loopy Bridge
DESIGN: 100 Architects (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
DESIGN TEAM: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Mónica Páez, Lara Broglio, Ponyo Zhao, Keith Gong, Cosima Jiang, Michelle Aldora, Jango Zhang & Yuntong Liu.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM: Matias Hernandez, Jenny Fan & Eva Jiang
SIZE: 22.000 m2
STATUS: Concept Design
LOCATION: Shanghai, China
What is a metropolitan intervention?
This is the largest scale type of interventions that take place in the public realm of a city, related to the altering of an important portion of a city. A type of intervention of such magnitude and notoriety that impacts not only at neighborhood scale, but rather the way the city is perceived and experienced, becoming a metropolitan landmark, a metropolitan super-attractor of social interactions, and a trendy international destination for local citizens & tourists.
This typology combines urban planning and landscape design, intervening the city at waterfronts, bridges, parks, or whole districts, by improving the quality of its public realm, creating spaces of opportunity for collective outdoor leisure, mixed-use entertainment spaces, play & joy, etc. Interventions of this proportions catalyze major social interactions across the city, boosting commercial activity and real estate development.
This typology is normally used by Municipalities & Local Governments to revitalize public spaces and establish a unique brand and identity for their cities, making them more functional, aesthetically pleasing, and engaging for the community, with innovative urban solutions that enhance the quality of life and promote economic development & tourism.
Drawing inspiration from the characteristic vibrant summer vibes and beach hues of the famous beach of La Barceloneta, we named it "La Barcelonita", envisioning it as the little sister of La Barceloneta.
The project's name, "Rich Bridge," derives its inspiration from the Chinese cultural significance of the number 8, symbolizing wealth and good luck.
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