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International Design Award DSSH


The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. IDA aspires to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design world wide, conceptualizing and producing great work.
IDA recognizes DSSH Bridge designed by the international office of architecture and design sanzpont [arquitectura], as one of the Best Architectural Designs


City: Montreal
Country: Canada
Year: 2011
Status: Conceptual
Award: Bronze Other Architectural Designs
Award: Silver A' Design Award Winner, Lighting Products and Projects Category 2015.
Award: 1er Lugar "Building to Building Pedestrain Bridge International Challenge 2011.
Award: 20+10+X World Architecture Award, Recognized by WORLD ARCHITECTURE COMMUNITY, Top 20 best projects of the world 2011.

A Self-Sustainable Living Bridge.
The soul of this design is to create self-sustainable living architecture that respond to its use.

Modular + Flexible. The Module.
Cylindrical Tensile Membrane + Double Helix Structure made of carbon fiber semi flexible tubes. This simple and flexible module can be repeated according to the desired length connecting two buildings forming a pedestrian connection.

Structural Flexibility.
The design of the bridge meets the structural flexibility of differential movement between the buildings. A connection between two independent structures cannot be rigid, so this bridge is structurally based on a tensile membrane.

Dynamic Reaction.
Being a flexible tensile structure, by applying more tension to different points, a technological dynamic deformation can be achieved in response to the people crossing the bridge. It becomes a living element that responds to its use.

Sustainable Design. Photovoltaic Energy.
The tensile skin incorporates Foldable Photovoltaic Solar Panels capturing energy from the sun to generate and supply electricity from a clean and sustainable energy. This makes the bridge self-sustainable.

Air-Cleaning Plants.
To go beyond green, the design includes Plants that clean and purify the air, transforming the pollution of the city in pure oxygen. Plants and the Breathable Membrane make a greener environment and a clean pedestrian tunnel.

LED RGB Technology.
Linear LED technology glow the structure of the bridge at night, creating art with light of low power consumption. This emphasizes the fluid and organic forms and creates different sensations.

Project & Design Team:
Architectural & Design Project: sanzpont [arquitectura]
Renders: José Miguel Cano