The new footbridge will span the man-made canal in the centre of this new town. The architectural design of the bridge is inspired the legacy of both Islamic art and architecture. The Dubai Creek Footbridge paves a way-through for residents and citizens at two levels, one at promenade level and quayside on the other. Both heights offer incredible views of the city, Dubai Creek Tower and the surrounding area.
Paul Hutter, Design Director at AKT II said:
When developing the scheme, the engineering team were acutely aware that all the structural elements will be on display and therefore need to be equal to ‘human scale’ despite the bridge’s large span. To do this we carried out detailed research into steel fabrication capabilities worldwide to ensure the bridge is not only iconic but pushes boundaries.
In order to create an iconic landmark, the project team wanted to design a bridge that was both delicate as well as almost impossibly slender. To do this the team created an arched truss, this ensured that every element of the structure was part of the global stability system and designed to their maximum capacity.