The Helix Bridge
This bridge provides a pedestrian link across the head of the Singapore River between the city’s existing CBD and new Bay front district. Responding to an international design competition brief, the concept was to curve the bridge in an arc, so that it arrives fluidly into foreshore promenades on both sides.
This plan also allowed the bridge to connect in its center to an adjacent vehicular bridge’s footpath, while shifting away from it beyond this point of junction. Seeking a delicate lightweight contrast to the vehicular bridge.
The concept was for a double helix structure which also enabled the integration of a requested canopy as segmented panels of glass and perforated steel. Illuminated at night by ribbons of LED lighting, the bridge itself has become a draw card for tourists and local residents.
Architects: Cox Architecture
Location: Marina Bay, Singapore
In association with: Architects 61 Pte Ltd and Arup
Cox Team: Philip Cox AO, Michael Rayner AM, Peter Hale, Hang Ling, Spyros Barberis, Lynn Heng
Client: Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore Government
Project Status: Completed, 2004-2010
Key Consultants: Tierra Design, Davis Langdon Seah
Contractor / Builder: Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd
Cost : S$82,900,000
Size: 300 m long