Another bridge, another design style

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.

ArchDaily’s clip showing the bridge in action …

Details on the bridge design …

Posted Aug 12, 2016 by Sandy McNeel on Rhino News, etc.

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