Doxa Orange right arrow Bridge in Paris

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Paris-based architecture firm Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC) has proposed an unusual pedestrian bridge on the Seine that dares us to reconsider our public behavior and our conventions for moving through urban terrain. Why walk (snooze) when you can bounce?

Designed for the competition brief, A Bridge in Paris, AZC’s uncanny renderings show three inflatable donuts that are nearly 100 feet in diameter, which span the river and carry leaping passengers on trampoline-like netting: ”Our intention is to invite its visitors and inhabitants to engage on a newer and more playful path…An inflatable bridge equipped with giant trampolines, dedicated to the joyful release from gravity as one bounces above the river.” 1

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Written by Rebar

October 22nd, 2012 at 2:11 pm

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