YANDHAI BRIDGE, NEPEAN RIVER
client Roads and Maritime Services
Check out this cool video of the Yandhai Bridge in the late afternoon showing its unique design and integration with the landscape.
Imagery is courtesy of Dallas Maher – videographer
KI Studio’s competition winning YANDHAI Bridge design was strongly driven from a landscape and urban design point of view rather than from an engineering focus. The resulting 200 metre truss span is a unique solution that challenges common engineering thinking and makes the bridge a destination in itself rather than just a crossing point.
The bridge was developed as a unique and iconic structure that provides safe shared path connection across the Nepean River. The bridge promotes Penrith as a River City, linking it to the water, providing connectivity between Penrith and Emu Plains and sits sensitively in the landscape.
The project demonstrates how landscape architects and urban designers can enrich infrastructure projects, contributing their skills in landscape/site and cultural interpretation and to assist the team in weaving both physical and social responses into the project outcome as an integral part of the design.
GOOD DESIGN AWARD, ARCHITECTURE/URBAN DESIGN – 2019
WORLD ARCHITECTURE AWARD – 2019
AILA NSW AWARD FOR URBAN DESIGN – 2015
- Client - Roads and Maritime Services
- Date Completed - 2018
- Expertise - Concept design, Urban Design, Landscape Design