ADARC Associates Ltd. creates walkway bridge for the people of Foshan New City
Working in conjunction with the local government, the design of the footbridge tries to reflect the original culture of local villages, utilising a simple and modest style. The project stretches across Heyue Road, connecting the surrounding villages and providing a convenient access way for villagers.
Covering 1,500 sq-m, elements, such as vertical traffic modes (glass-façade-lifts on both sides), wide stairs and a generous platform have been implemented. The natural wood structure and material, handled in a contemporary manner, reflect the simplicity of the countryside.
The footbridge silhouette is an abstract expression of the traditional eave from local Lingnan buildings that are popular in the south-China location. A steel structure was used to realise the unique shape, and was then covered with local timber, gently blending into the surrounding architectural context.
The completion of this footbridge optimises the walking system of the surrounding villages, a true practice of social responsibility and human concern, and a positive exploration of architects' effort towards local culture and customs as well as urban development.