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AZ Awards Finalist & People's Choice 2022: Timber Bridge in Gulao Water Town by LUO Studio

In many places in Gulou Waterfront, Jiangmen, China, the traditional wooden structures that support heritage ways of fishing and farming are rapidly being replaced by new high-rises and infrastructure. Built to help revitalize one of these water villages, this sculptural bridge uses glulam beams and aluminum panels and pays homage to centuries-old Chinese designs in establishing a contemporary thoroughfare. It allows boat traffic to pass underneath while protecting pedestrians from sun and rain, and — as one of the first modern wooden structures in the region — it also provides a glimpse at the future potential for mass timber in China.

AZ Awards Finalist & People's Choice 2022: Timber Bridge in Gulao Water Town by LUO Studio

Team Yujie Luo with Zhuojian Lu and Beilei Wang

People’s Choice: Urban Design Infrastructure
Timber Bridge in Gulou Waterfront

Built to help revitalize water villages, Timber Bridge in Gulou Waterfront uses glulam beams and aluminum panels and pays homage to centuries-old Chinese designs.

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2022
WinnerUrban Design Infrastructure
Location
Cornwall, U.K.
Firm
Ney & Partners (Brussels, Belgium) and William Matthews Associates (London, U.K.)
2022
Award of MeritUrban Design Infrastructure
Location
Quebec City, Canada
Firm
Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker, Canada