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NEXT wins international bridge competition for Meixi Lake near Changsha capital in China
Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 |

NEXT architects from Amsterdam and Beijing recently won first place in a bridge design competition for Meixi Lake near the Changsha capital in Hunan, China. The new bridge is a major part of a development project for the new Dragon King Harbor River district.

Construction is set to begin next year.

Check out some images below.

The winning bridge design by NEXT for Meixi Lake, China. Image courtesy of NEXT.

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The winning bridge design by NEXT for Meixi Lake, China. Image courtesy of NEXT.

From the NEXT press release:

"NEXT architects is awarded a first prize in an international competition in Meixi Lake besides Changsha capital of Hunan province in China. NEXT designed a bridge that is more than just a connection. The pedestrian bridge is one of the key projects within the Dragon King Harbor River development part of the vast development of the new lake district."

The winning bridge design by NEXT for Meixi Lake, China. Image courtesy of NEXT.

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The winning bridge design by NEXT for Meixi Lake, China. Image courtesy of NEXT.

"The bridge is the key project for the development of the public space of the river park with recreational, ecological and touristic program. “The construction with the intersecting connections is based on the principal of the Möbius ring,” states Michel Schreinemachers. “On the other hand it refers to a Chinese knot that comes from an ancient decorative Chinese folk art,” adds John van de Water."

Concept scheme. Image courtesy of NEXT.

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Concept scheme. Image courtesy of NEXT.

"With a total span of more than 150 meter and 24 meters high, the bridge connects a diversity of routings on different heights. The iconic appearance contributes to the developing identity of the area and with its lighting contributes to the whole light routing along the river. It provides both a view on the Dragon King Harbor River as well as Meixi Lake, Changsha and it surrounding mountains."

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All images courtesy of NEXT architects.



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