MVRDV’s Dawn Bridge in Shanghai will be a footbridge, boulevard and viewpoint all in one

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x1/x1kkztdjnvsa4a1r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Dutch-studio <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/286/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" >MVRDV</a> has won the competition to develop the Dawn Bridge, a multi-use pathway in the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/643/china" rel="nofollow" >China</a>. Located on the outskirts of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/11467/shanghai" rel="nofollow" >Shanghai</a>, the ancient district was established over 1,700 years ago and is peppered with historical rice shops, banks, spice stores etc.&nbsp;

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The 80-meter bridge is located between new residential buildings and will help mark a new era of development to the area. Yet, given its unique, setting, the firm wanted to establish a strong relation to its surrounding. Beyond a roadway, the bridge doubles as a public space that gives priority to pedestrians by maximizing the space made available to them. Topped with trees and featuring trendy, amphitheater-style seating, the public space provides an overlook from which to take in the historical, river views.
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Further, "the bridge establishes a relation with the delicate surrounding by absorbing palette of colors and materials. The grey roofs are recalled by ...

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