fala atelier: a white bridge proposal for salford england
 
fala atelier: a white bridge proposal for salford england
oct 08, 2013

fala atelier: a white bridge proposal for salford england

fala atelier: a white bridge proposal for salford england
all images courtesy of fala atelier

 

 

 

more than just a line between two points, ‘white bridge’ by oporto-based architecture firm fala offers a unique spatial experience between the city and the meadow. the proposal is the result of a public competition for salford, england that when viewed from far away, the sculptural piece becomes an icon for the city. the structure has an intriguing scale, it is one of premeditated proportions with an abstract geometry that sits on the north/south axis, connecting the two margins. as one approaches a great circular opening reveals its interior space, which doesn’t look like a regular bridge. the strong form consists of white painted brick – it is at once huge and elegant. the dimensions of the inside area are also a surprise, it offers a rough yet delicate experience. the pathway reveals views out to the sky as one crosses over the river, but the noise from the highway vanishes and at the end of this journey the garden is revealed. the walls feature films projected onto them during summer nights, making a new face for salford.

 

 

fala atelier: a white bridge proposal for salford england
birds eye view

 

 

fala atelier: a white bridge proposal for salford england
aerial plan

 

 

fala atelier: a white bridge proposal for salford england
interior space

 

 

fala atelier: a white bridge proposal for salford england
elevations

 

 

fala atelier: a white bridge proposal for salford england
proportions

 

 

fala atelier: a white bridge proposal for salford england
sections

 

 

fala atelier: a white bridge proposal for salford england
pattern (inside)

 

 

fala atelier: a white bridge proposal for salford england
pattern (outside)

 

 

fala atelier: a white bridge proposal for salford england
view from the meadow

 

 

project info:

 

name: a white bridge
status: public competition
location: salford, england
date: september 2013
project team: filipe magalhães, ana luisa soares, filipa araújo,
mário ortega, francisco pinto and paulo sousa

 

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  • Oh yes, and you could complete the space in a second installation that involves a wall around the meadow so that no one may make the mistake of enjoying a view.

    Why not just build a tunnel under the water.

    Ron Smith
  • sweet

    dbkii

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