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NEXT architects:NEXT建筑事务所正在世界各地设计一系列独特的桥梁,这一次,他们最新的设计不是迷人的蝙蝠桥(获得2016年荷兰设计奖提名),而是一座中国的标志性桥梁:中国结。新建的钢制人行桥位于中国湖南省长沙市,桥长185米,高24米,完美呼应了NEXT的系列桥梁;通过深刻融入当地环境,桥梁的设计展示了新的视角。

NEXT architects: NEXT architects are working on a unique series of bridges all over the world. This time, their latest design isn’t an intriguing bat bridge (nominated for the 2016 Dutch Design Awards), but an iconic bridge in China: the Lucky Knot. The new steel pedestrian bridge in the Chinese mega city Changsha is 185 metres long and 24 metres high and fits perfectly in the sequence of extraordinary bridges that characterise NEXT’S practice; by explicitly engaging with the local context, the bridge designs offer new perspectives.


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The eye-catching Lucky Knot has down-to-earth Dutch roots: NEXT architects holds offices in Amsterdam and Beijing. In 2013, after the completion of their breathtaking Melkwegbridge in Purmerend, NEXT was invited to take part in an international competition to design a new bridge to be constructed over the Dragon King Harbour River in Changsha’s rapidly developing ‘New Lake District’.


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For this special commission, the teams in Amsterdam and Beijing joined forces to come up with the unique, winning design: the Lucky Knot. Combining the Dutch team’s expertise in infrastructure and water management and Chinese team’s perseverance and knowledge of the local context was a crucial part of the process. The bridge has already become an icon, and was selected by CNN as one of the “most spectacular bridges that break the mold.”


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©Julien Lanoo



The bridge is a key project in developing the area’s public space, and was designed with recreational, ecological and tourist activities in mind. The bridge connects multiple levels at different heights (the river banks, the road, the higher-placed park as well as the interconnections between them). The final shape of the bridge is the result of-literally and metaphorically- knotting all these routes together.


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©Julien Lanoo



“The shape of the Lucky Knot was inspired by the principle of the Mobius ring, as well as by the Chinese knotting art. In the ancient decorative Chinese folk art, the knot symbolises luck and prosperity,” says John van de Water, partner at NEXT architects Beijing. The bridge owes its imaginative appeal to the combining of tradition and modernity.


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“The Lucky Knot is more than a bridge and a connection between two river banks. Its success lays in bringing cultures together, and in the fusion of history, technology, art, innovation, architecture and spectacle,” adds NEXT architects Beijing partner Jiang Xiaofei.


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The Lucky Knot connects, illuminates and entertains. The bridge offers a spectacular view of the river, Meixi Lake, the city of Changsha and the surrounding mountain range. Thanks to its remarkable LED lightshow, the bridge is set to become a landmark attraction in the light route that traces the path of the Dragon King Harbour River.


▼概念方案  Concept scheme


▼平面剖面  Portrait



项目名称: 中国结
项目编号: 1312
日期: 2016年10月25日
项目类型: 竞赛、人行天桥
地点: 中国湖南省长沙市梅溪湖
奖项: 梅溪湖国际比赛冠军
材质: 钢
尺寸/跨度: 185米
成本: 5000万元人民币
初期设计: 2013年12月
开始建设: 2014年
完成时间: 2016年9月
客户: 长沙市政府
设计师: NEXT architects
团队成员: Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers, John van de Water,
Jurriaan Hillerstrom, Luuc Sonke, Jiang Xiaofei, Wang Jifei, Wang Yan,
 Zhou Tong
建设顾问: CERI工程技术有限公司
照明顾问: H.G. lighting
主承包商: Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Company limited
摄影师: Julien Lanoo

Project: Lucky Knot
Project number: 1312
Date: 25/10/2016
Type/Program/: Competition, Pedestrian bridge
Location: Meixi Lake, Changsha, Hunan Province, China
Prize: Winner international competition in Meixi Lake
Material: Steel
Size/Span: 185 m
Cost/Value: 50 million RMB
Preliminary design: 12/2013
Start building: 2014
Completion: 09/2016
Client: Municipality of Changsha
Architect/designer: NEXT architects
Team: Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers, John van de Water,
Jurriaan Hillerstrom, Luuc Sonke, Jiang Xiaofei, Wang Jifei, Wang Yan,
 Zhou Tong
Advisor construction: CERI Engineering Technology Co., Ltd.
Advisor lighting: H.G. lighting
Main contractor: Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Company limited
Photographer: Julien Lanoo


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