The shape and design of the pavilion’s biomorphic outer shell are the product of an intense formal exploration of parametric design strategies in dialog with traditional Arabian ornamentation. Butterfly Pavilion – Noor Island designed by 3deluxe in Sharja
The Butterfly Pavilion is the icon design element of Noor Island. Together with numerous installations and small structures, light and media objects, unusual plants and a musical soundscape it gives rise to a holistic, multisensory experience. An oasis of peace and tranquility amidst a sea of...
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Outdoor Amphitheatre / Zandweteringpark designed by Feddes/Olthof Landscape Architects in Deventer, Netherlands
The Zandweteringpark is a large park in the north of Deventer, Netherlands. The park combines recreation, ecology and water storage. The basis of the park is a new groundform with lowered parts and raised parts. The wetlands in the lowered zone have a ecological function and a function for...
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El Valle Trenzado designed by Grupo Aranea in Elche, Spain © Jesús Granada
El Valle Trenzado 'the twisted valley' aims to recover the pedestrian's traffic footprint. Since the channeling works that were made in the 70s definitely skewed Elche's Canyon continuity. For years the citizens of the city went through this place hardly enjoying it. This landform (which reaches...
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Keelung Port designed by Guallart Architects and Maria Diaz in Keelung City, Taiwan
Keelung Port (海洋廣場 'Ocean Plaza') designed by Guallart Architects and Maria Diaz in collaboration with local firm J.M.Lin The Observer Design Group. Keelung is the port of Taipei, the capital of the island country of Taiwan. Located 30 km to the north of the capital, it...
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The Plaza at Harvard University designed by Stoss Landscape Urbanism in Cambridge, MA, United States
The Plaza designed by Stoss is a new gathering space for the University and local communities. It sits atop a vehicular tunnel, adjacent to Harvard's historic Yard. The strategy articulates the space atop the tunnel as a new kind of public infrastructure, an active threshold between...
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Pedestrian Bridge designed by Miro Rivera Architects in Austin, Texas, United States © Paul Finkel / Piston Design
Located on a densely vegetated site in Lake Austin, the Pedestrian Bridge designed by Miro Rivera Architects, connects the main house on the property with a newly constructed guest house. With a design inspired by the reeds and other native vegetation that cover the shores of...
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Lisbon Falls Installation at Fonte Luminosa designed by Marcelo Dantas in Lisbon, Portugal
The structure at Lisbon Falls designed by Marcelo Dantas is presented as an idea of trespassing or transition to another reality. For the rediscovery of a known place, now experienced in a more complete way, covering all the senses of our body, in an experience that is meant to...
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Cirkelbroen Bridge designed by Olafur Eliasson Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photography by Anders Sune Berg and Nordea Foundation
Cirkelbroen Bridge 'Circle Bridge' designed by Olafur Eliasson, a very anticipated artistic landmark project in the Christianshavn community has been recently inaugurated in Copenhagen, Denmark. Based on the Christianshavn district's maritime history and culture, Olafur Eliasson used the sailing boat as the visual point of departure...
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Thermal Springs Pools Poça da Donna Beija designed by M - Arquitectos in Furnas, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal / Photography © Paulo Goulart
Recently completed Thermal Springs Pools 'Poça da Dona Beija' designed and re-envisioned by M-Arquitectos in Portugal. Poça da Dona Beija reconfiguration have improved the security conditions and the preservation of the complexity of this natural resources. Dona Beija has been one of most popular places in...
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Aerial View / Atlantic Park (Vaguada de la Llamas) by Battle i Roig in Santander,  Spain © Jorge Poo
La Vaguada de las Llamas was a large tract of open space on the outskirts of Santander set aside by the city's Master Plan to be turned into a public park. Its location, at the center of major urban growth perpendicular to El Sardinero beach, its special river-bed topography...
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Jogging Path and Exercise Area / Joâo Meireles Park Avenue designed by AND-RÉ Architecture in Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal. Photography © fg+sg
The Joâo Meireles Park Avenue project designed by AND-RÉ is part of a wide intervention that spreads from this central axis to the rest of the city. The project main goal was to transform an uncharacteristic space in a qualified and humanized axis. The strategy has implications on wide...
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Eagle Nest / Wild Walk designed by Charles P. Chip Reay in the Adirondack Mountains, Tupper Lake, New York, United States
The Wild Walk designed by Chip Reay is an interactive nature walk built in the forests of the Adirondacks. It is designed to bring visitors up and into the canopy of the trees to experience and learn about the local environment. The project consists of a series of platforms...
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Promenada designed by ENOTA in Velenje, Slovenia © Miran Kambič
The Velenje Promenada designed by ENOTA is an important city space and a vital city thoroughfare. It is one of the central axes of the center of Velenje, a young town designed in the 1950s, based on the Modernist ideal of the garden city; as such, it is unique...
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Landscape Timber Bridge / The Minton mixed-use development designed by DP Architects in Singapore © Marc Tey
In today's highly competitive home property market, what is valued is a design that differentiates the individual's living experience, in line with market trends. The Minton behaves as an enclave development that supports the entirety of a modern family's lifestyle, promoting regular and close interactions between residents as they...
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Paleisbrug designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects in s'-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Photography © Jannes Linders
The Paleisbrug is a raised park and pedestrian and cycle bridge in one designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects. The bridge forms a 250 meter link across the railway track between the historic center of 's-Hertogenbosch and Paleiskwartier (palace district), creating a sense of unity with the surrounding cultural landscape....
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Footbridge Candiac designed by Lemay in Montreal, Canada © François Descôteaux
With its new footbridge designed by Lemay, the City of Candiac, located in the suburbs of Montreal, wished to establish a strong landmark while connecting its northern and southern sectors previously separated by a major highway. As the symbolic entry of this growing city, the footbridge had to be...
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Memorial Bridge designed by Studio 3LHD in Rijeka, Croatia © 3LHD
The Memorial Bridge designed by Studio 3LHD is a spatial intervention and an urban public object, a construction with tactile properties and a symbolic object. It is a pedestrian bridge that embodies the utilitarian function and a memory of the Croatian War of Independence veterans, a place of memory...
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Roman Quarry design by AllesWirdGut Architektur in Sankt Margarethen, Austria © Hertha Hurnaus
Procedure for calling in expert opinion redesign festival site in the Roman Quarry. A show in the Roman Quarry is doubtless a unique experience for each visitor. As a classical lover one can enjoy the opera shows and as an inhabitant of the region one can assist the Passion...
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Park Groot Schijn by MAXWAN architects + urbanists in Antwerp, Belgium © Filip Dujardin
Park Groot Schijn by MAXWAN architects + urbanists is the first detailed design of the Ruggeveld masterplan. The planning area covers 6.5 hectares and is located south of the E313 highway. The program includes park design (the blueprint for the "green seams" throughout the entire masterplan),...
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Waterfront Park of Aiyi River designed by BLVD International in Yinchuan, China
Situated in Northeast part of Jinfeng District in Yinchuan city, the Aiyi River Waterfront Park designed by BLVD International is adjacent to the new area of the city. It is every city's dream to have a beautiful waterfront. You cannot find a more perfect setting than...
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Dock & Bench / Umea Campus Park designed by Thorbjörn Andersson & Sweco Architects in Sweden
Umeå University is a young university, founded in the late 1960s. Here, ca 35 000 students from all over the world study in all fields of knowledge. Umeå University is located by the coast, approximately 300 km south of the Polar Circle. A campus park should...
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Bayer Bridge over Guarapiranga Canal by Loeb Capote Arquitetura e Urbanismo in Sao Paulo
Bayer commissioned Loeb Capote Architects to design a small scale bridge for cyclists and pedestrians adjacent to the Bayer Headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The bridge built over the Guarapiranga Canal at the confluence with the Pinheiros River, made possible the implementation of a new 3 km cycle route...
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Ravelijn 'floating' Bridge by Ro & AD Architects in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
After messmerizing the world with their innovative Moses Bridge, a bridge designed to let people cross through the water, RO & AD Architects have recently unveiled another remarkable bridge designed to float. Short History The Ravelijn "Op den Zoom" is a...
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Oelhafen Spiral Bridge by schneider + schumacher
The new white Ölhafen Bridge is an elegant, curved structure. It spans the 70 m wide entrance to the oil terminal harbor in Raunheim with a spiraling access ramp. This sculptural bridge design stems from Frankfurt architects schneider+schumacher. The clients appointed Schüssler-Plan as structural engineers for the bridge. ...
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Moses Bridge by RO & AD Architects in the Netherlands
The Moses Bridge designed by RO & AD Architects is one of the most spectacular pedestrian bridges ever built, from most view points this innovative concept blends seamlessly with its surroudings, gradually revealing itself to offer people a unique experience crossing through the water. From the...
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Taihei-kaku, known as the Bridge of Peace, is a covered wooden bridge with a cypress bark-shingled structure topped with a phoenix, formerly located on the grounds of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, it was built in 1912 and covers a total area of 84.1 square m
The Heian Jingu Shrine built in 1895, was planned to be a replica of the Chodo-in, the Hall of State originally located on the land of the Heian Imperial Palace, to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of the founding of Heian-kyo (the original name of Kyoto, former capital of Japan)...
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Water Pavilion by Architectural Studio mode:lina architekci / Poznań, Poland / conceptual (1)
Water pavilion proposal by Architectural Studio mode:lina architekci. Several hundred years of history of Chwaliszewo Bend was inseparably connected with water, but due to the actions undertaken in the 60s of last century, this relationship has been interrupted. In the past the old bed of...
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Rolling Bridge by Heatherwick Studio / London, England (1)
Heatherwick Studio was commissioned to design a pedestrian bridge to span an inlet of the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Basin, London, and provide an access route for workers and residents. Crucially, the bridge needed to open to allow access for the boat moored in the inlet....
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Hovenring by ipvDelft / Circular suspended bridge for cyclists / Eindhoven, Netherlands.
The elevated 360-degree bike circuit is the Netherland city's answer to traffic congestion. Padling is not just a past-time in the region: about one-quarter of all transportation is by bicycle. The bridge gives the local population of about a quarter million the option to ride above the gas-fueled fray...
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