Merchant Square Footbridge by Knight Architects
A stunning footbridge that resembles a Japanese fan when it rises to allow boats to access the head of Paddington Basin in London. The bridge consists of five steel beams that rise and fall in sequence using hydraulic jacks.
The design has been considered in respect to the high quality new architecture and landscape, and from elevated as well as ground level viewpoints. In motion it will be an eye-catching kinetic sculpture whose silhouette is both legible and exciting and which is well suited to the position on Sunset Terrace.