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Bridge From Recycled Grids by Aristide Antonas

Posted by NoéMie Schwaller on 05.08.2009 - Tagged as: ,

Bridge From Recycled Grids by Aristide Antonas

Bridge From Recycled Grids by Aristide Antonas

The new construction for the London city bridge is constituted by recycled grid surfaces. Most of them can be provided by the city’s equipment; the same suppliers that produce the London Underground grids of the city are called to produce some new pieces while some other existing grids are recycled. The structure is organized by frames that can receive and support common grid surfaces. Many of the places provided by the proposal are open-air places and semi-opened ones. The horizontal surfaces and some vertical ones are closed by a ‘second’ glass layer if this is needed.

The project is not composed as a finished organized form but as a possibility of creating different forms produced through an elaborated system of supporting frames.

The project is not composed as a finished organized form but as a possibility of creating different forms produced through an elaborated system of supporting frames.

An open air market (conceived as a continuation of the premier food market in London, Borough Market, located very close to the bridge), including except its market spots, restaurants and coffee shops, as the Borough Market itself, is proposed for the level of the bridge’s deck. Expanded to the upper floors we find gallery spaces, projection rooms and multiple show rooms. Some offices can also be organized in some parts of the building.

The pier is also designed as a grid structure.

The pier is also designed as a grid structure.

The bridge can be partially mantled and dismantled in different ways depending to the program it is supposed to cover. The proposition provides a system of mantling the frames and a modal way of filling the empty places with recycled material or trivial grids from the London Underground.

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