We love it when architects completely lose their minds. With that being stated, the folks over at Atelier Zündel Cristea have gone completely insane. Attempting to win a contemporary bridge contest called, A Bridge in Paris, Atelier Zündel Cristea have created a trampoline bridge that puts a delightful bounce in the average Parisian pedestrian’s commute.
Installed near the Bir-Hakeim Bridge, the trampoline bridge allows the user to bounce their way across any body of water, all while avoiding broken limbs and dodging violently fun collisions. Championing style over safety, A Bridge in Paris granted the trampoline bridge their third place prize. Huzzah!
“Our intention is to invite its visitors and inhabitants to engage on a newer and more playful path across this same water. We propose an inflatable bridge equipped with giant trampolines, dedicated to the joyful release from gravity as one bounces above the river.
Installed near the Bir-Hakeim Bridge, it is formed of inflatable modules, like giant life-preservers, 30 meters in diameter. In the central part of each ring, a trampoline mesh is stretched. The floating buoys, fabricated in PVC membrane, are attached together by cord to form a stable and self-supporting ensemble. Each module under tension – filled with 3700 cubic meters of air – develops in space with an arch-like form.”
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