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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils asymmetrical bridge for Taipei

ZHA reports that the slim form of the bridge's supporting structure is designed to minimize interference with popular viewing points along the river
ZHA reports that the slim form of the bridge's supporting structure is designed to minimize interference with popular viewing points along the river
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Zaha Hadid Architects has been declared the winner of an international competition to design a new bridge in Taipei, Taiwan
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Zaha Hadid Architects has been declared the winner of an international competition to design a new bridge in Taipei, Taiwan
ZHA reports that the slim form of the bridge's supporting structure is designed to minimize interference with popular viewing points along the river
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ZHA reports that the slim form of the bridge's supporting structure is designed to minimize interference with popular viewing points along the river
The bridge's asymmetrical design aims to prevent the support mast from unduly disrupting waterway traffic
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The bridge's asymmetrical design aims to prevent the support mast from unduly disrupting waterway traffic
Measuring 920 m (3,018 ft) long, the bridge will serve to boost connectivity for locals and alleviate traffic on the city's congested roads
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Measuring 920 m (3,018 ft) long, the bridge will serve to boost connectivity for locals and alleviate traffic on the city's congested roads
ZHA is working on the project with Leonhardt, Andrä and Partner, and Sinotech Engineering Consultants
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ZHA is working on the project with Leonhardt, Andrä and Partner, and Sinotech Engineering Consultants
Details regarding budget and expected completion date have not yet been released
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Details regarding budget and expected completion date have not yet been released
The bridge's design is markedly asymmetrical
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The bridge's design is markedly asymmetrical
The highway spans 450m (1,476 ft) to the west of the single 175 m (574 ft)-high supporting mast and 175m (574 ft) to its east
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The highway spans 450m (1,476 ft) to the west of the single 175 m (574 ft)-high supporting mast and 175m (574 ft) to its east
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been declared the winner of an international competition to design a new bridge in Taipei, Taiwan
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Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been declared the winner of an international competition to design a new bridge in Taipei, Taiwan
The Danjiang Bridge will be the longest single-tower, asymmetric cable-stayed bridge in the world once complete
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The Danjiang Bridge will be the longest single-tower, asymmetric cable-stayed bridge in the world once complete
Bird's eye view render of the bridge design
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Bird's eye view render of the bridge design

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been declared the winner of an international competition to design a new bridge in Taipei, Taiwan. Set for location at the mouth of the Tamsui River, ZHA says that Danjiang Bridge will be the longest single-tower asymmetric cable-stayed bridge in the world once complete.

The 920 m (3,018 ft) long Danjiang Bridge will serve to improve connectivity for locals and alleviate traffic on the area's congested roads. It will also improve access to the Port of Taipei.

The bridge's design is markedly asymmetrical, spanning 450 m (1,476 ft) to the west of the single 175 m (574 ft)-high supporting mast, and 175 m (574 ft) to the east. This ensures the mast does not unduly disrupt waterway traffic. It also enables locals a relatively unobstructed view of the sunset – a significant concern in a tourist spot famous for its sunsets.

Bird's eye view render of the bridge design
Bird's eye view render of the bridge design

"The mast is designed and engineered to be as slender as possible and positioned to offer the best structural performance, avoid impeding the navigability of the river and also minimize any interference with the views of the sunset from popular viewing points along the river," says ZHA. The firm also reports that the slim form of the supporting structure will minimize its disturbance to the the estuary's ecosystem.

ZHA is working on the project with Leonhardt, Andrä & Partner, and Sinotech Engineering Consultants. Details regarding budget and expected completion date (or indeed confirmation that the project will definitely be realized) have not yet been released.

Source: ZHA

2 comments
Island Architect
This is magnificent. Too bad that nothing this creative will show up for the new Windsor/Detroit Bridge. We get nothing but sameold sameold crap
Daniel Stefanovic
If someone coudl tell mi if I am wrong, but I find Belgrade, Ada bridge as longest asimetrical bridge ... 964m. Construction is very similar https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Bridge