henderson waves by RSP architects planners and engineers, IJP corporation
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nov 30, 2009
henderson waves by RSP architects planners and engineers, IJP corporation



henderson bridge in singapore
a new elevated walkway that connects mount faber park and telok blangah hill park
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henderson waves, jointly designed by RSP architects planners & engineers and
IJP corporation, is singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge and was awarded this year’s
design of the year for the president’s design award at the singapore design week 09.
standing at 36 meters above the ground, in an iconic, sculptural leap spanning across
singapore’s henderson road.

based on the principle of parametric design, this new visual symbol has attracted the
community to its walkways and shelters. its three-dimensional surface integrates
structure and form in a unique wave that undulates dramatically over and under
the bridge deck and creating sheltered seating areas inside every upward curve.

with the sensitive use of natural organic shapes and materials such as wood and steel,
this structure helps unite the city’s southern ridges, which are comprised of a nine-kilometer
chain of green open spaces spanning the rolling hills of mount faber park, telok blangah hill
park and kent ridge park before ending at west coast park.



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view from the bridge towards mount faber park
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close-up view of the 57-meter wide central upwave span structural ribs
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bridge at nighttime

photo by teong mee chen


courtesy president’s design award singapore 2009


image courtesy the architects


drawing by: RSP architects planner & engineers / IJP corporation, UK
image courtesy the architects

henderson waves credits:
architecture:
liu thai jer (qualified person)
yang soo suan (project director)
raymond hoe
lawrence ler bing huan
teong mee chen
RSP architects planners & engineers ltd

george liaropoulos-legendre (director)
IJP corporation ltd, UK

client/masterplanner:
urban redevelopment authority

civil & structural engineers:
lai huen poh (qualified person)
RSP architects planners & engineers ltd

paul scott
adam kar taylor consulting civil and structural engineers, UK

mechanical & electrical engineer:
squire mech pte ltd, singapore

quantity surveyor:
KPK quantity surveyors (singapore) pte ltd

lighting consultant:
parsons brickerhoff ptd ltd, singapore

main contractor:
evan lim & co ptd ltd

concrete:
ah boon civil engineering &
building contractor pte ltd

timber:
venturer pte ltd

steel:
TTJ design & engineering pte ltd

M&E:
hoong kong pte ltd

signage:
fuji signcrafts industrial pte ltd

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