International architecture OMA recently won the competition for the 11th Street Bridge Park — the Anacostia Crossing — in Washington D.C. Described as a place of exchange; the park at Anacostia Crossing will connect two historically disparate sides of the river with a series of outdoor programmed spaces and active zones that will provide an engaging place hovering above, yet anchored in, the Anacostia River. To create this place — more destination than elevated thoroughfare — OMa designed the bridge park as a clear moment of intersection where two sides of the river converge and coexist. Anacostia Crossing will offer layered programs, presenting a new neighborhood park, an after-hours destination for the nearby workforce, a retreat for residents and a territory for tourists to explore. Paths from each side of the river operate as springboards — sloped ramps that elevate visitors to maximized look out points to landmarks in either direction. Extending over the river, the Anacostia paths join to form a loop, embracing the path from the Navy Yard side and linking the opposing …
Using one of Wuhan’s folk-customs called ‘bamboo bed array’ a new system can be developed and integrated into the city.
Citizens cross the canal by a high arch which reaches a total height of over 12 meters creating a connection between the old and new districts.
This scheme, indicates multi-level and deep cooperation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
The beauty of natural form enables us to accommodate the maximum pedestrian flow and to optimize the connectivity between the banks.
The design contributes to the unique aesthetic as seen in the spiral steel structure.
To magnify the meaning of the crosses, we incorporated inside them all the program’s elements in order to make it looks like it’s not the only ornmental figure.
To design a new iconic bridge, it is essential to reflect on the concept of bridge; what a bridge is in the collective imagination.
A museum is a cultural space that invites visitors to discover works of art while discovering themselves, along walks through fluid and fluctuating spaces, well-proportioned and agreeably lit.
The horizontal form takes its influence from the sea, horizon and sky. Illuminations line the structural ribs by accentuating the reflections of the water.