Natural and Landscape Inspirations in Designing of Modern Footbridges

Medium: conference paper
Language(s): en 
Conference: Footbridge 2017 Berlin - Tell A Story, 6-8.9.2017, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
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Year: 2017
DOI: 10.24904/footbridge2017.09830
Abstract: The process of designing footbridges in Poland is undergoing a dynamic change. This is due to new social, economic and cultural circumstances as well as the continuous development of engineering experience. The large number of new investments and the increased participation of architects in the design process affect the architectural diversity of bridge structures designed so far in a universal and partly repetitive way.

Based on his design experience, the author presents in this paper the whole process of the aesthetic creation of objects and its influence on their final appearance. Here are discussed the challenges and elements defining the adopted solutions and the location-based influences, i.e. natural and landscape elements – also referring to symbolism. The article provides an insight into the context of the location in defining engineering solutions.

Keywords: footbridges, Transmutation, bridge structure architecture, creation process, Zakopianka, landscape inspirations, natural inspirations, modern forms

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