Rhino and Grasshopper are often used for bridge design, from the curves of a Paris pedestrian bridge to the straight lines of this London bridge.
Knight Architects is a British firm specializing in bridge design. With the engineering firm AKT II, Knight designed this footbridge as a part of the Merchant Square development at Paddington in west London.
The footbridge’s five-blade steel deck opens and closes like a fan, using a hydraulically operated hinged mechanism and counterweights.
The footbridge is an understatement when closed and drama when it opens.