The Rolling Bridge spans an inlet off the main canal in London’s Paddington Basin. Whereas most opening bridges break apart to let boats pass through, the studio wanted to design a bridge that would get out of the way instead, using a softer mechanism to transform itself by mutating rather than fracturing.
Architect: Heatherwick Studio
Location: London, UK
Client: Paddington Basin Development Corporation
Project Leader: Stuart Wood
Studio Team: Kieran Gaffney
Collaborators: DJW Consulting, Gardiner & Theobald, Mace, Montagu Evans,…