A non-pedestrian bridge in paris. MA2.
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Design office M A 2 (Houston USA) proposes a very non-pedestrian bridge that crosses the river Seine in Paris near Palias du Louvre. The bridge has two structural elements: a foot passage to cross the river and a dramatic surface envelope that makes an aesthetic statement on and around this venue. The envelope, with its truss system evenly distributes the weight of the bridge and provides for an elegant statement crossing over the river.
The primary support is an aluminum integrated system of trusses and tubing. The secondary system of the envelope is a lightweight carbon fiber mesh and panel system. The envelope houses an embedded LED lighting which come into play when walking. There are also provisions for adding digital art and information along the way.
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