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Adnec pedestrian Bridge

Abu Dhabi, UAE

2008

This unique design for an enclosed and air-conditioned footbridge and associated terminal stair structure provides a comfortable and safe crossing over an arterial roadway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  The bridge spans 162 meters and connects a major exhibition center and a developing marina and waterfront milieu.  The bridge also serves as a viewing platform for parades and other events on the roadway below.

 

The articulation of the span is expressed by ribs along the underside of the deck, and echoed in the glass screen joints, the handrail connection, and standing seam roof. These elements provide visual scale and rhythm, emphasizing the curvature of the span in perspective.

In collaboration with arkitektfirma Dissing+Weitling

Denmark

USA

Todd Verwers Architects

AG5 / Adelgade 15  4. sal

DK-1304 Copenhagen K

+45 31682040

Todd Verwers Architects

2556 Navarra Drive,  Unit E

Carlsbad, California  92009

+1 858.866.4146

TVA is a collaborative global architectural practice based in the Nordic design tradition, whose work enriches the lives of a diverse range of clients with a sense of profound simplicity, discipline and grace.

About Todd Verwers

Todd Blake Verwers is a Scandinavian-American architect with strong connections to the Danish design tradition.  Trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts...  see more

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