UKCW 2018

NEC BIRMINGHAM   09-11 OCTOBER 2018

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This stepped timber bridge was built by a team of architecture students from the University of Hong Kong to provide a meeting place for residents of a rural community in southern China. Wind and Rain Bridge links two banks of a river on the outskirts of Peitian, a village in China's Fujian province.

Designed by course leader Donn Holohan to be constructed without the need for mechanical fasteners, the structure takes its cues from the region's traditional wooden buildings and is formed from interlocking beams.

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"Designed solely in wood joinery inspired by traditional Chinese techniques, the bridge is a reinterpretation of the traditional covered bridge, which functions as a public space and a pedestrian connector," said the team.

A team of 70 students assembled the 265 wooden components used to make the bridge under the watch of a local carpenter.

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Source: Dezeen

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