known for developing a dialogue between architectural form, geometry, sustainability and smart materials, margot krasojević has unveiled her latest project, the revolving rail bridge. commissioned by the ordos government to cross the wulanmulun river — located in ordos city, kangbashi district mongolia — this bridge proposal is a flexible structure that can relocate by sailing along the river to its new position.

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the revolving rail bridge has been proposed to cross the wulanmulun river in mongolia
all images by margot krasojević via v2com

 

 

the revolving sail bridge by margot krasojević architects consists of a main floating section that supports three expanding walkways, and a carbon fiber triple sail. thanks to its transformable nature, the moving bridge can fold its multiple sections in a stackable way to move along the river in a more natural way. its flexible walkways adapt to different quays and span across the river, expanding and folding accordingly. the hydraulic walkway is supported by the river bank’s landing docks while the main body of the bridge is kept afloat by the sail and its rotator.

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the flexible structure can relocate by sailing along the river to its new position

 

 

set within an array, the cylindrical crossflow turbines skim the water’s surface. their buoyancy aids in the support and stabilization of the bridge’s primary structure as it acts as a raft. when the bridge is in use, the sail is lowered and acts as a canopy over a seated area for people to enjoy the views and the platform gardens. solar panels line the walkway providing energy for the three electric motor generator. the bridge can be towed, sailed or motored into different locations.

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it consists of a main floating section that supports three expanding walkways

margot krasojevic revolving rail bridge mongolia designboom
the triple sail is made of carbon fiber


the moving bridge can fold its multiple sections in a stackable way to move along the river

margot krasojevic revolving rail bridge mongolia designboom
the hydraulic walkway is supported by the river bank’s landing docks

margot krasojevic revolving rail bridge mongolia designboom
sailing along the mongolian river

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different positions the flexible revolving rail bridge can adapt

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