Bridge From Recycled Grids by Aristide Antonas
The new construction for the city bridge is constituted by recycled grid surfaces. Most of them can be provided by the city’s equipment; the same suppliers that produce the London Underground grids of the city are called to produce some new pieces while some other existing grids are recycled. The structure is organized by frames that can receive and support common grid surfaces. Many of the places provided by the proposal are open-air places and semi-opened ones. The horizontal surfaces and some vertical ones are closed by a “second” glass layer if this is needed. An open air market (conceived as a continuation of the premier food market in London, Borough Market, located very close to the bridge), including except its market spots, restaurants and coffee shops, as the Borough Market itself, is proposed for the level of the bridge’s deck . Expanded to the upper floors we find gallery spaces, projection rooms and multiple show rooms. Some offices can also be organized in some parts of the building. The pier is also designed as a grid structure.
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