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Marina Bay Bridge, Singapore, Singapore

Tuesday 29 Aug 2006
 

Bridging DNA

 
 
 
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A consultant team comprising COX Group, Arup Pte Ltd (Australia) and Architects 61 have won the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority's design for the new waterfront promenade and bridge at Marina Bay. The final winning work was a bridge designed as a double helix structure, where the pedestrian component of the bridge scores a world’s first in architecture and engineering design. It comprises two opposite spiralling steel members that are held together by a series of connecting struts to form a tubular structure. This provides an inherent strength, ideal for the curved form. Its resemblance to the structure of DNA, symbolises “life and continuity”. “renewal”, “everlasting abundance” and “growth”, reflecting aspirations for Marina Bay. The new 280 metre long bridge targeted to begin construction end 2006 is envisaged to be a destination point for all visitors to Marina Bay – a place for them to enjoy and catch a panoramic view of the Singapore city skyline.

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