Located in the Tay Ho district of Hanoi, the 3km long, 60m wide, Tu Lien Bridge rises as a simple, iconic structure linking the West Lake region with the Dong Anh District across the Red River.
The design, accommodating vehicular, pedestrian and cycling activities, is inspired by the grandeur of the local mountainous landscape silhouettes and is anticipated to be a catalyst in the future development of the region.
Just as the mountains form a strong foundation connecting the land to the sky, the cable-stayed bridge’s strong curved supports and delicate cables connect land, sea, and sky while providing passage through the valley between. For the innovative design, the project is been awarded the prestigious 2017 American Architecture Award. Source and images, Courtesy of Purple.
Article by Marco Rinaldi