We live in a globally connected world. We are able to communicate from one side of the planet to the other, with ease. We share information with no limits. Our travel connects cities and countries and even continents.
But how does this connected society impact architecture?
Well, It’s impossible not to think about bridges.
Bridges are one of the few architectural endeavors that exist to connect two different points in space. It’s purpose is both functional and symbolic. And this is why architects and engineers work together. They test the limits of science and creativity. They express their architectural concept through designs and methods of construction, using (increasingly) innovative eco-friendly materials. Their outstanding results move cars and trains. They move people’s souls and dreams as well. But in the end, they are connecting them in space.
What do you think about this creative and outstanding designs? Which one do you think better expresses our society?
3. BP Bridge
Location: Chicago (US)
Architect: Frank Gehry
Span: 282 m (925 ft)
7. The Rolling Bridge
Location: London (UK)
Architect: T. Heatherwick, SKM A. Hunt and P. Lucas
Span: 12 m (39 ft)