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NEXT Architects translates Möbius strip for Lucky Knot bridge in Changsha Meixi Lake District

Tinuku ~ NEXT Architects applying wavy red tape to form Lucky Knot bridge. Architects have completed bridge for pedestrians in variety of different routes in the city of Changsha, China.

NEXT Architects studio based in Amsterdam and Beijing have designed the Lucky Knot bridge for Meixi Lake Changsha district related masterplanned development of 6.5 million square meters by Kohn Pedersen Fox to power the city.

Tinuku NEXT Architects translates Möbius strip for Lucky Knot bridge in Changsha Meixi Lake District

Tinuku.com NEXT Architects translates Möbius strip for Lucky Knot bridge in Changsha Meixi Lake District

www.Tinuku.com NEXT Architects translates Möbius strip for Lucky Knot bridge in Changsha Meixi Lake District

Knot luck offers several routes across the river. Reference architectures red tape translates into steel bridge 185 meters long, 24 meters high, red and bumpy allows view of the river, Meixi Lake, the city and the mountains around Dragon King Harbour River.

"The city is growing and changing rapidly. This context calls for unique attitude to inspire passers by," said Michel Schreinemachers, a team of architects.

Designed to interconnect functions, recreational activities, ecological and tourist projects form an important component of public space. Sidewalks connect every river banks, roads and parks at different heights. First introduced in 2013, sinuous shapes inspired by the Möbius strip.

"The shape of the bridge inspired by the principle of Möbius rings, as well as the art of Chinese knotting. In decorative arts of ancient Chinese people, the knot symbolizes good luck and prosperity," said John van de Water, a team of architects.

Tinuku NEXT Architects translates Möbius strip for Lucky Knot bridge in Changsha Meixi Lake District

Tinuku.com NEXT Architects translates Möbius strip for Lucky Knot bridge in Changsha Meixi Lake District

www.Tinuku.com NEXT Architects translates Möbius strip for Lucky Knot bridge in Changsha Meixi Lake District

Merging the expertise in field of infrastructure and water management by Dutch team and knowledge of the local context by Chinese team is an important part of the engineering process. Just few weeks after opening, the bridge has become an icon.

Name: Lucky Knot
Architects: NEXT Architects
Team: Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers, John van de Water, Jiang Xiaofei, Luuc Sonke, Michel van de Velden
Client: Changsha Meixi Lake Industrial co. Ltd
Type: Pedestrian bridge
Location: Changsha Meixi Lake District, China
Size: 185 meters
Photography: Julien Lanoo
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