Salford Meadows Bridge


Salford Meadows Bridge

This competition entry imagines the meadow-to-city bridge as an ever-changing leafy cocoon. The timber-clad pathway appears to float within a lattice shell tunnel, which envelops pedestrians from the sidewalk and pulls them into a gradually greener space. Vines of Virginia Creeper, a deciduous climber, are planted at the meadow side of the tunnel and will eventually grow over to create a dramatic transition from the city to Salford Meadow, changing over time and with the seasons. The bridge’s entry, located at the bus stop and river-walk entry, becomes a node of activity and discovery. The undulating diameter of the passageway creates a varied experience through movement.

  • DETAILS
  • Salford Meadows Bridge International Design Competition
  • Salford, UK
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  • AWARDS
  • 2016 - American Architecture Award | Chicago Athenaeum
  • 2014 - AIA|LA LA NEXT Award
  • 2014 - Architzer A+ Award
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  • TEAM
  • Silvia Kuhle, Jeffrey Allsbrook, Erin Cuevas, Daniel Dunham, Jenny Ly, Evan Shieh
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  • Structural Engineer | Buro Happold
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