Pudong Bridges

Pudong Bridges

Architect
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Location
Shanghai-Pudong, China | View Map
Category
Bridges

Pudong Bridges

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as Architects

As part of a competition to improve pedestrian connections in Shanghai’s congested Pudong district, SOM designed a walkable network of bridges formed from lightweight modular trusses. The plan proposes one prominent skybridge, the “Lujiazai Dragon,” that snakes across the district, clearly and simply connecting tourist hotspots, business and shopping districts, supertall towers, and subway stations. Inspired by DNA strands in the human nervous system, the skybridge mimics connective tissue, channeling the city’s energy into Pudong’s most important centers.

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