Look at this thing. Is this the weirdest pedestrian bridge you’ve ever seen?
All signs point to “yes.” Created by an obscure group called Massiv for AC-CA’s “Iconic Pedestrian Bridge” challenge, the bridge looks like pedestrians would need a map to cross it. And perhaps a fishing pole and gutting knife to forage for food in case they get lost.
What motivated the design team to spawn this architectural version of amorous tapeworms?Gezelligheid. That’s the impossible-to-translate Dutch term for “convivial, cozy, fun, quaint or nice atmosphere” or maybe “belonging, time spent with loved ones, the fact of seeing a friend after a long absence or general togetherness.” Gezelligheid is what Dutch culture is all about, so the designers tried to build a bridge that illustrates the happy concept.
Read more at The Atlantic Cities. [Images: Massiv]