Xiamen Footpaths

A recreational lane above the city

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23-kilometre large-scale network of footpaths and footbridges to give residents and visitors access to the nearby nature.

  • Xiamen, China
    Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridges
    2017 - Under Construction
  • Client
    The City Government of Xiamen
    Collaborator
    XMEDI – Xiamen Municipal Construction Development Co. Ltd. /
    Schlaich Bergermann Partner
    Size
    23 km
  • Xiamen Foothpaths connects Xiamen in the South China with its green surroundings. Dissing+Weitling has designed the 23-kilometre large-scale network of footpaths, elevated footpaths and seven footbridges to give residents and visitors access to the nearby nature.

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    Dissing+Weitling won Xiamen Foothpaths in an international competition. The project is one of several examples of how the drawing office creates green mobility in China.

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  • We have focused on improving the pedestrian's ability to move around the city. The central part of Xiamen is located on an island that is densely populated with the exception of a number of rocky hills with lush vegetation. The idea of the footpaths is to connect these oases of harmony and tranquility with bridges, creating a continuous path independent of the hectic life from the city below.

    Our design is adapted and flexible to work in the changing terrain of the city and landscape. Seven unique footbridges appear as beacons in the landscape and create a link between parks, forests and viewpoints, where the city and landscape can unfold from new perspectives.