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 Dissing+Weitling architecture