Kurilpa Bridge: Brisbane's New Bridge (Hardback)
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Kurilpa Bridge: Brisbane's New Bridge (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 20/03/2012
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The Kurilpa Bridge project was an opportunity to not only make a new pedestrian and cycle connection across Brisbane's river, it was an opportunity to form a new public space. The result is a symbol of a city which is forging an identity at the forefront of art, science, and technology. The concept was based upon Buckminster Fuller's principles of tensegrity (tensional integrity). Its priority was to simultaneously resolve unusual physical challenges, such as navigational constraints and motorway spanning, and embrace the spirit of a city which is relaxed, subtropical, and seeking to prioritise walking, cycling, and healthy lifestyle.

Publisher: Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd
ISBN: 9781864704082
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 880 g
Dimensions: 253 x 277 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Kurilpa Bridge winner of the World Architecture Festival "Building of the year for Transport Category" in Barcelona Nov 2011 KURILPA BRIDGE The Kurilpa Bridge is undeniably one of Brisbane's most unique landmarks, and breaks many of the conventions that we typically associate with bridges. Its uniqueness is so notable, in fact, that it is the subject of a book. Kurilpa Bridge by Haig Beck and Jackie Cooper explores the genesis of this remarkable bridge. In doing so, they also provide a lot of background information on general principles of bridge design, and is bolstered with enough specialized information on structural engineering to engage even the most technically proficient bridge-enthusiasts. They take particular care to explain the concept of tensegrity, the structural principle that informs Kurilpa's striking design. Also worth reading is the humourously titled "abridged history of bridges", which reviews the evolution of the bridge in a short and highly readable format. SPECIFIER MAGAZINE - March 2012

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