henderson waves by RSP architects planners and engineers, IJP corporation henderson waves by RSP architects planners and engineers, IJP corporation
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 image © designboom 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 image © designboom

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close-up view of the 57-meter wide central upwave span structural ribs image © designboom

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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

  • are there some of the drawings of that bridge?

    miha says:
  • yea! some drawings of the bridge would be good

    z.saenz says:
  • hey, we have shot an episode of awan-awan on this bridge
    [url=http://www.awan-awan.com/shows/pura/episode-4-walking-talking-bridges] awan [/url]

    Laurent says:
  • man skating on that must be crazy.

    pheel says:
  • this is some incredible engineering and design work. and i’m glad i’m not the only one to think of skating this.

    drew says:
  • holy crap! that must have been a challenge to build!

    kelsey says:
  • the first thing that came to my mind when i saw these pictures: skateboarding.

    im glad im not the only one

    mikey says:
  • WOW i want to SKATEboard THAT

    jfive says:
  • Skateboarding, are you kidding. That’s Singapore there is probably a law against that and the punishment may be public canning

    weberty says:
  • way to ruin everybody’s fun weberty…

    angryratman says:
  • ok i see ibelong to the people who thought of skatebaoarding .. that would be sooooooooo amazing

    breakyourstuff says:
  • skate it skate it!
    i wanna see that thing in a skate video!

    lowbob says:
  • principal means main person, owner.
    Principle is what you mean, in your description.
    you sure included a load of shots; half as many would be just as effective and the page loads easier…
    thanks for showing a WONDERFUL DESIGN!

    derek visser says:
  • i going to skate this this weekend!

    jt says:
  • i’ve been there 🙂 my dad wanted to go so bad n we thought why not hihi

    S. B. says:
  • Laurent and I thought the same that foot bridge is designed ideally for an ultimate skating session. shit I don’t even skate and i would love to skate that.

    Matteo says:
  • NICE 🙂

    adept says:
  • SKATE

    chrissss says:
  • TOTALLY SKATEABLE. sickest walking bridge/skate spot ever.

    mahi mahi says:
  • now we will need proof if someone skates it like a pic….not some lame story of how you skated it!

    PROVOKE says:
  • first thing that came to mind… skate spot

    og says:
  • Skateboarding in Singapore? You must be high.

    You won’t be after they cane you.

    (Nice use of materials & design, though.)

    Jack says:
  • In New York city a bridge like this would have high fences to prevent people from throwing stuff over or jumping…

    Dave K. says:
  • definitely a skateboard tease =(

    teightness says:
  • this makes me long for the same level of commitment to beauty, design and functionality here in the US. I couldn’t imagine the powers to be in my town ever considering such a decision. The night shots are my favorite.

    cliff m says:
  • I wanna Bungee from it!!!

    arkid says:
  • very interesting discussion, i love to find it. 🙂

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    benny says:
  • I think walk on it It is very interesting but I dont know why use wave connect the park!

    genie says:
  • That would be a sick rollercoaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    Mercedes says:

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