‘The aim of the proposal is to create a landmark for the Salford Meadows by turning its structure of the bridge into a formal element, which will define a strong signature for the site.’
Looking at the bridge from the side, the structure appears as a common suspended bridge, but getting closer to its starting points, the bridge opens up its elliptical shape and surrounds the pedestrians walking over to the Meadows.
The design is meant to stand as a monument by balancing the tradition of Salford with the green spaces on the Meadow in an elegant, harmonious and inviting way.
A landmark not defined how people are interacting with the building, but how the building is interacting with the people. Therefore we created an icon for the Meadows which changes its appearance to people throughout the city.