Zaha Hadid Architects has won an international competition to design the new Danjiang Bridge in Taipei, Taiwan.
Located at the mouth of Tamsui River that flows through the capital, the crossing is integral to the infrastructure upgrading programme of northern Taiwan.
The Tamsui River estuary is a natural environment flanked by the urban centres of Tamsui to the East and Bali to the west.
It is rapidly growing in popularity with both residents and tourists as a recreational area where people gather each day to watch the sun setting over the Taiwan Strait.
The cable-stayed bridge design minimises its visual impact by using only one concrete structural mast to support the 920m road, rail and pedestrian deck made from steel.
When completed it will be the world’s longest single-tower, asymmetric cable-stayed bridge. The mast is designed and engineered to be as slender as possible and positioned to offer the best structural performance and avoid impeding the navigability of the river.
This single-mast design also minimizes structural elements in the riverbed in accordance with the increased protection programs of the estuary’s ecosystems. Zaha Hadid Architects will be working with Leonhardt, Andrä & Partner and Sinotech Engineering Consultants on the project.