- Date published
- June 29, 2021
The Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will not only encourage sustainable transportation, but will also include recreational opportunities and become a must-visit destination.
Brisbane in Australia is known as the river city and the new Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will help people get closer to the riverside by providing spaces to stop and enjoy a meal or a drink while taking in the impressive outlook across the river and of the Story Bridge.
The bridge is a gateway to Brisbane’s city centre and Kangaroo Point Peninsula, the newest link in the city’s active green network. Connecting key inner-city precincts, and encouraging sustainable transport options, the bridge unlocks how people move, recreate and engage with the river city.
The winning design
The distinctive mast form appears lightweight and slender while enabling the appearance of a floating deck through the mast structure, with a cap (pyramidion) to the mast, and cable connections provide a clean and uninterrupted mast expression.
The deck provides safe transitions and interfaces between the deck and other project elements, including pause points, landings, lift landings and plazas, and facilitates new and improved connections.
The bridge establishes new views to inner city landmarks and new vistas along the reaches of Brisbane River, enhances the city skyline and river city experience and responds to the city’s subtropical climate by providing shade canopy and planting where appropriate.
The winning team
Dissing+Weitling will embark on this grand project together with engineers WSP and RWDI, entrepreneurs Besix Watpac, Rizzani De Eccher, architects Blight Rayner and landscape architects ASPECT Studioes.