Central Park Bridge

heneghan peng architects, AKT II, London, 2011

 

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Permanent Z-shaped bridge that sits beneath a temporary multicoloured deck to create a 54 metre-wide crossing during the Games

The bridge, at the site of Carpenters Lock, connects the north and south park at the heart of the Olympic site.

For the duration of the Games the two permanent bridges, that are linked by a narrow diagonal span, will have a temporary infill placed between them to accommodate the crowds.

In Legacy Mode the temporary elements will be removed to create two seperate linked bridges. Two landscaped bowls created on either side of the lock link the upper park concourse with the lower level of towpaths and waterways that, together with the bridges, frame the lock.

The underside of the two bridge's permanent structure is clad with mirror polished stainless steel that catches the sunlight off the water’s surface, reflecting it back into the surrounding and creating an active space at the level of the towpaths.

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  • Begun: Nov 2009
  • Completed: Aug 2011
  • Sector: Transport
  • Address: Central footbridge in the London 2012 Olympic Park, London, United Kingdom

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