TEHRAN, Apr. 16- The global architectural award program The Architizer A+Awards has selected Iran’s Tabiat (Nature) Bridge as one of the winners in +Engineering category.
Now in its third year, The Architizer A+Awards are the definitive global architectural award program with 90+ categories and over 300 judges.
In its 2015 edition, the global architectural award program has selected Iran’s Tabiat (Persian for nature) Pedestrian Bridge in the +Engineering category.
Other noteworthy bridge structures that have been announced winners include Glacier Skywalk in Canada, Port Miami Tunnel in USA, Shipyard Cranes Lighting Giants in Croatia, and Klemet in Norway.
Tabiat Bridge was designed in order to improve access for pedestrians between two public parks, which are divided by highways.
Instead of connecting 2 points to each other, the idea was to create multiple paths on each park that would lead people to the bridge.
This bridge is a place to linger rather than just to pass, so there are seating areas and green spaces on all parts of the bridge, also restaurants on the two sides of the lower level, to have enough means to make the users stay on it.
All the levels are connected to each other by stairs and ramps, providing multiple paths throughout the bridge from one level to another. This provides numerous ways to experience the bridge, encouraging pedestrians to wander and get lost on this bridge. The bridges are usually considered as structural projects, but here the approach was more architectural.
All winners will be featured and receive a complimentary copy of the Phaidon – the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print – at the A+Awards Gala in May.