With Weidlinger Associates Inc.
, WXY Studio
won the design competition
for the Chengdu Xinjin Urban & Rural Development Investment Company Limited (URDI) in Xinjin County, China. The Nanhe River Landscape Bridge
is a beautiful pair of red ribbons that are designed to "evoke the flow of the river," and complement the greyish blue of the surrounding scenery. A trip across the bridge
is meant to be an experience unto itself.
The two undulating paths of walkway will greatly increase the amount of traffic flow able to easily cross the river, preparing the bridge to keep pace with Xinjin's expected growth. The helical structure is held up by five sets of multi-limbed supports that are meant to increase the current space available for watercraft. The bridge is also designed to connect the riverfront esplanades on either side of the water, expanding a park-like experience across the river.