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Shenzhen footbridge 3 - 12.041.03


Architectural and Structural Conception


Downtown Shenzhen, in South China, The Futian District is in complete transformation. The future high-rise luxury shopping and residential complex shows 5 footbridges over roads and 1 canopy structure on the central plazza. Ney & Partners is in charge of the design of 2 footbridges and the canopy. The bridge #3, with 7m usable-width, steps over the Fuhua Road on 107m. It connects 3 different buildings, on 3 different levels. It has to be covered and widely open toward the exterior.

Specific features

The steel bowstring footbridge is designed to be tolerant regarding evolutions of the on-going surrounding building designs. A central arch goes on 96m from the South building to a new pillar structure in the Northern end. It divides the deck in two equal parts which splits in the Northern part to connect different levels bay a slope and a staiway. A wide cantilevered roof, which leans on the arch, gives the bridge its unique silhouette.

  • 2012-2013

  • 2017

  • Ney & Partners

  • Gemdale Dabaihui

  • Shenzhen, China

  • 107 m

  • 800 m2

  • In execution
  • Ney & Partners