The Twin Bridge is located in the Tianyi Lake Park at the foot of Tai Mountain (the origin of the Confucianism), with one end to the “Dream Town” Children Experience Museum and the other end to the Pilot Experience Hall. The concept is to keep people hanging around to enjoy the beautiful scenery by splitting an intact bridge into a pair of sub-bridges, offering memorable experience at multi-levels and from multi-perspectives. Eventually, the bridge becomes a place for activities and events.
Therefore, the design goes beyond the common scenic bridge by challenging the fundamental idea that a bridge is essentially for connecting two ends as an efficient structure. The ‘two intertwined bridges’ naturally differentiate the pedestrian path at the higher level from the vehicle lane at the lower level. Imaging, crowds can watch and cheer up from various viewing spots when wedding cars or parade vehicles pass through. You can walk up and down without stopping, or rest in the shadow of the upper bridge when you are right in the middle of the canal. Children can play around, hopping back and forth on the changing steps formalized by the bridge curvature profile. Twin Bridge brings more excessive space in a more productive way and fun for tourists inside the Tianyi Lake Park. The bridge not only performs its function but also becomes a joint for people lingering, taking photos, as well as appreciating the scenery.
The Twin Bridge is a romantic place with its fluid form reflecting the gesture of the Children Experience Museum. It breeds out the experience of ‘crossing’ from the mathematical symbol ‘∞’, which means infinite. Thanks to the seamless integration of the engineering with a series of geometric optimization through parametric and information modeling, we were able to achieve the tangential smoothness across different types of geometries. As a result, the bridge extends the landscape over the canal and twists it in the sky. Seen from afar, Twin Bridge appears as a twisted ribbon that excites visitors, e.g. young lovers take photos in different gestures and positions; kids run around the bridge and are reluctant to leave; the elderly lean against the railings under the shadow of higher bridge, enjoying the breeze through the beautiful scenery…
One bridge carries one dream. The Twin Bridge has become a spiritual symbol in the area, enlightening the entire park; she provides many happy moments and will stay in people’s memory for a long while.