Twisting bridge by NEXT architects wins Chinese bridge competition

Holland- based NEXT architects has won a competition to design a pedestrian bridge for Changsha in China, featuring a wave-like structure recreating the continuous form of a Möbius strip.

The 150 metre bridge spans the Dragon King Harbour River on Meixi Lake district in Changsha, a 6.5 million square- metre development masterplanned by Kohn Pedersen Fox, and is set to be built from scratch in the south west of the city.

Comprising a sequence of undulating steel ribbons, the structure will re-create a never- ending surface.

“The construction with the intersecting connections is based on the principal of the Möbius ring,” said Michel Schreinemachers, NEXT.

“It refers to a Chinese knot that comes from an ancient decorative Chinese folk art,” explained architect John van de Water.

Construction for the bridge is set to begin in 2014.