The Lucky Knot Bridge by Next Architects

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The magnificent Lucky Knot Bridge was designed by Beijing and Amsterdam studio NEXT Architects for Changsha’s Meixi Lake district. The new pedestrian bridge in the Chinese city – Changsha is 185 metres long and 24 metres high. It is painted red and a color symboliz good luck and happiness in Chinese culture. The Lucky Knot Bridge interacts with its surrounding mountain range and offers a spectacular view of the river.

“The shape of the Lucky Knot was inspired by the principle of the Mobius ring, as well as by the Chinese knotting art. In the ancient decorative Chinese folk art, the knot symbolises luck and prosperity”, states John van de Water, partner at NEXT Architects in Beijing.  “The final shape of the bridge is the result of – literally and metaphorically – knotting all these routes together.”

The Lucky Knot Bridge offers pedestrians a variety of different routes across the Dragon King Harbour River and also connect river banks, the road and a park, all located at different heights. The bridge’s unusual shape combines the principles behind Chinese knotting and the Möbius Strip , a decorative handicraft art typically made with red rope, and often used as auspicious wall hangings.
The bridge become an attraction with its remarkable LED lights show which are set in to the light route that traces the way of the river and brings the bridge to life at night.

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