Nepean River Green BridgeZurück zur Projektliste
- Roads and Maritime Services
- Concept design
- WINNING DESIGN - December 2012 2015 AILA NSW Award for Urban Design in Landscape Architecture
The bridge was developed as a unique and iconic structure that provides safe shared path connection across the Nepean River and which promotes Penrith as a River City, linking it to the water, providing connectivity between Penrith and emu Plains, and which site lightly and sensitively into the landscape. .
The vision is to make the bridge a destination in itself rather than just a crossing point. After a thorough analysis of the surrounding landscape and environment, the solution explores the opportunity to create a concept that is playful and invites visitors to experience the Nepean River from a variety of vantage points. The spaces have been designed to meet, linger and contemplate.
The structure developed as a curvilinear truss emulates the sinuosity within the landscape setting, creating a sculptural appearance that provided a reference to other heritage structures and the natural forms of the river in an innovative way, allowing the bridge to have a softer appearance.
The design responds to the different site constraints and inspirations and is an integral resolution of a thorough site analysis and innovative design that is site specific and unique.
The bridge reflects the guidelines identified in the new masterplan for the city of Penrith; it also provides opportunities for economic activities, such as markets, festivals, and school excursions.
Design delivers a landmark structure that is unique, innovative, social and sculptural.
The bridge has a 200m clear span, making it one of Australia’s longest single span pedestrian bridges.