Client ZJA design for Parsons International the Dubai World Trade Center pedestrian bridge. Located at the recently widened 312th Road in Dubai. It spans over 70 meters connecting the World Trade Center complex with the adjacent carpark.
The DWTC pedestrian bridge consists of a combined special framework of two separate spans of 35 and 40 meters which cross the Road. This framework is covered with translucent membranes to provide shade from the sun. These membranes are inspired by the flowing lines and shapes of Sand Dunes. The space-frame structure allows both for a generous spatial feel of 4.5 meters width and a freestanding height of about 3 meters. At both ends of the bridge, two elevators and a staircase are situated in a large framework, positioned perpendicular to the bridge.
SIDstudio studied the structural behavior of several bridge designs.