Concepts

Bridge City
By using a habitable bridge to span a motorway, a town for 20,000 inhabitants can be created. The dimensions approximate 500 metres by 3000 metres. All cars park at ground level as they come off the motorway, allowing the bridge surface to be pedestrian and vehicle free. Alternative transport would be encouraged and adopted. The landscaped bridge stitches the land which the motorway cuts through, providing a manageable masterplanning opportunity, where community can flourish. Many bridge cities can exist along a motorway and are, naturally, easily connected by the motorway itself.

The new raised bridge level allows for an innovative public realm strategy, where built up central ‘downtown’ areas use the building structures to support the bridge itself. At the edges, the built form can pixelate down into individual villas with green surrounding park areas.