This Wavy Bridge Ripples Over a River in China

published Oct 30, 2016
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Bridges are usually a direct way to cross from one place to another. The Lucky Knot bridge in China, however, gives you more than one option to get from Point A to Point B.

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Designed by NEXT Architects, the red undulating pedestrian bridge is located in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province in central China. Not just something pretty to look at, the bridge connects the road, the river banks, and the neighboring park at different heights, and serves as the crossroads between each.

“The shape of the lucky knot was inspired by the principle of the Mobius ring, as well as by the Chinese knotting art,” John Van De Water, partner at NEXT Architects Beijing, told Designboom. “In the ancient decorative Chinese folk art, the knot symbolizes luck and prosperity.”