Soon, stretching across Taipei’s Tamsui River will be Danjiang Bridge, a structure that will link two vibrant, urban hubs—Tamsui on the east and Bali on the west. The bridge is one step in an infrastructure upgrade program in northern Taiwan, and will play a key role in enhancing accessibility for both locals and tourists and increasing connectivity between neighbourhoods.
After competing in an international contest, Zaha Hadid Architects has won the coveted post of designing this brand new bridge. The thriving firm is credited with the design of 950 projects across 44 countries, and continues to turn heads with conceptual designs that always complement their unique surroundings.
The renderings released of the new Danjiang Bridge promise clean lines and contemporary design, blending in effortlessly with the mountainous environment. The 920-metre cable-stayed bridge will be supported by a single structural mast, giving it a very minimal appearance that won’t interfere with the stunning sunset that brings countless viewers regularly.