“BRIDGING” Yongxin Old City Wenxing Bridge International Design Competition
Yongxin County People’s Government and China Building Centre
Yongxin City, Jiangxi, China
As an icon of a new era, the design of Wenxing Bridge will be used to bring about a desire for transformation. The harmonious merging of structure and architecture implies the seamless connection between the new and the old urban areas; and elegant dynamics express a vigorous power, depicting rediscovery; portraying a new life and new hope.
Wenxing Bridge is designed as a two-story complex with multiple functions. The lower part of the bridge integrates urban life and cultural business; bringing leisure, entertainment, and cultural experiences from the banks of the old city to the new districts. It aims to become a cultural generator, propagating interaction and activity. The upper floor is designed as an elevated park, stitching the landscape from the new districts back into the heart of the old city, and at the same time creating high-quality recreational spaces. Both levels open up into a series of multi-functional spaces, largely widening the space that allows you to fully appreciate the beautiful scenery of Mountain, River and City.
The people of Yongxin have always been closely related to the river. Our design concept is derived from the modern interpretation of Yongxin’s history; so in addition to the bridge itself, we have strategically incorporated the Hunan-Jiangxi Wharf into our bridge-complex, redefining it as a continuous floating platform. Staircases from the lower level of the Bridge-complex extend directly down to the floor, greatly enhancing the opportunities for interactions with the river, and enriches the overall experience.
The design of Wenxing Bridge not only acts as an incubator, cultivating a new urban life; at the same time providing a refreshing and elegant landmark, and a vision of the future, for Yongxin City.