Talking Points: Bridge Design

A collection of imagery and sources designed to explore bridge design.

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Bridge Design

Architects often use bridge design as a way to showcase their innovation. Many bridge designs entered for competitions never get built – but the ideas behind them move forward ideas about contemporary architecture. 

Explore the videos below to focus a discussion about what is possible. 

The Garden Bridge by Heatherwick Studios

The worlds first 3D printed bridge with robots by Joris Laarman

The Bouncing Bridge by AZC

Zaha Hadid Architects, Conceptual Bridge Project

Questions to Ask Children

What do bridges do?

How can bridges represent the communities they connect?

Are bridges just about destinations? Or are they about journeys?

Is there a limit to what a bridge can be?

Is there a limit to the materials you can use?

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