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Engaging the Public Through the Design of the Eastwick and Sweetwater Footbridge, London

 Engaging the Public Through the Design of the Eastwick and Sweetwater Footbridge, London
Author(s): (Associated Director, BuroHappold Ltd, UK)
(Senior Engineer, BuroHappold Ltd, UK)
Medium: conference paper
Language(s): English
Conference: Footbridge 2022: Creating Experience, Madrid, Spain, 07-09 September 2022
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DOI: 10.24904/footbridge2022.216
Abstract:

Bridge H16 is foot and cycle bridge located within the Queen Elizbeth’s Olympic Park, London. It aims to provide the user with an engaging experience as they cross between the Park to Hackney Wick and Fish Island. This has been achieved through close collaboration between the designer and architects during the early design development. This paper explores the history of the site, the key drivers that defined the bridge, the consideration for the user experience as they cross the bridge, material choices and detailing to successfully deliver the new pedestrian and cycle bridge. It is recognised that the value of the bridge is best expressed through the positive social and economic impact to the developing area. The footbridge was opened to the public during the Summer of 2019. The second bridge; a road bridge, is constructed and due to open fully in the latter of 2021/early 2020.

Keywords:
aesthetics durability sustainable development weathering steel materials detailing user experience integral public engagement natural light
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    07/10/2021
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    08/10/2021