10 Design + Buro Happold‘s design proposal is the winner for creating a gateway entry to south China’s new planned commercial hub in the Shizimen Business District of Zhuha, Infinity Loop Bridge. The new mega-structure provides incredible views of the Shizimen Canal to the Pearl River Delta.
The winning bridge scheme proposes an undulating ribbon of structure that wraps around the 6 lane road deck in a continuous sculptural loop form. At low levels the loop cradles the road deck, with the structural ribbon then soaring upwards to create 2 triangulated arch forms. These triangular gateways, one primary and one secondary, support the road deck over 2 separate distinct spans via suspension cables. The primary triangulated gate is 100m in height and by diagonally crossing the deck of the bridge celebrating not only the crossing of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, but also the meeting point of the canal with the Pearl River Delta.