Dancing with the River

SC2012 Links: Bridging Rivers Competition

Winning Finalist

A winning design of the SC2012 Links: Bridging Rivers Competition, our proposal aims to reinvigorate the waterfront with diverse cultural activities, and re-establish the intimate relationships between river and the people.

We abstracted the form of a dancing flamenco dress into an architectural topology, to create pocket spaces and interactive tidal borders. Bridge structures and balustrades tilt in rhythms as if hundreds of legs are dancing vividly. The facade/ roof is layered with the locally made ceramic tiles, painted in the most genuine flamenco palette to breathe new lives into the formerly yellowish city.