Tai O Pedestrian Bridge
Client: Government of Hong Kong SAR
Size: 10,000 sqm CFA
Location: Tai O, Hong Kong
As part of the regeneration plan of the historical Tai-O fish village, the government organized a design competition for a footbridge to link the two major sides of the villages. The brief asked for a design which could harmonize itself into the context. The river is the venue for the annual dragon boat race. The bridge design was required to open for the passing of racing boats in the event.
Submersible bridge section provides open bridge up for dragon boat event. However it requires multiple columns and footings onto river bed. Circular bridge rotates to submerge its lower section into the river for passage of dragon boats.