yoav messer architects ltd: ECOntainer bridge, israel yoav messer architects ltd: ECOntainer bridge, israel
jan 21, 2013

yoav messer architects ltd: ECOntainer bridge, israel

‘ECOntainer bridge’ by yoav messer architects, ariel sharon park, israelimage © yoav messer architectsall images courtesy of yoav messer architects



israeli practice yoav messer architects (associate architect iftah hayner) have just shared images with us of their newest project, the ‘ECOntainer bridge’ that will soon be under construction. the project is located in ariel sharon park, a nature conserve rooted in the ideas of environmental ecology and sustainability. the bridge therefore follows par with its reuse of shipping containers to enhance the space, or rather the connection, between two sides of the site.repurposing the containers is fast and easy work that can be done off-site and later assembled, minimizing invasive construction. a new steel trusswill be integrated with the metal boxes as the primary structure of the bridge, with two cantilevering observation platforms offering specific views ofthe horizon. the deck will accommodate pedestrian and light vehicle traffic, freeing the roadways for vehicles and improving the flow of both. the containers’ modular characteristic makes it ideal for replacing or repairing parts, modifying certain points of the design, and using the natural proportions to frame specific views. incorporated display panels will keep visitors up to date with site-specific information and presentationson new projects.



three tree-columns support the bridge, using the container’s structure to span the lengthsimage © yoav messer architects



cantilevering lookout pointsimage © yoav messer architects




floor plan / level 0









form diagram



project info:



design team: iftah hayner – architect in charge, hager admi, dani vainer  structural engineering: jacob & yuval achbertgraphic design: bluhm & tal

  • Somehow I don’t trust the integrity of the bridge enough that I’d be walking on it.

    LincolnHo says:
  • That’s fantastic! awesome use.

    Bedlamite23 says:
  • I also don’t think it’s natural.
    Beautiful though.

    als says:
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tubular_bridge

    I was reminded of “Tubular Bridges” . Something similar was done in the 1840’s . The Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits is a famous example.
    It looks like recycled cargo containers are a ready made steel bridge, for pedestrians and bicycles at least.

    James Donohue says:

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