a direct link to the Grade I listed Royal Opera House

Twisting high above Floral Street in London's Covent Garden, the Bridge of Aspiration provides the dancers of the Royal Ballet School with a direct link to the Grade I listed Royal Opera House. 
 
The unusual form of the bridge is generated by rotating each of the frames by about 4 degrees relative to its neighbour to form a 90 degree total twist over the length. The bridge is also skewed in plan with a slope in elevation, resulting in complex 3D geometry and a supporting beam of constantly varying cross-section.
 
The bridge opened in 2003. 

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION:
London, UK

PERIOD:
2001-2003

CLIENT:
Royal Ballet School 

COWI'S SERVICES:

  • Concept design
  • Detailed design
  • Construction supervision

Get in contact

David MacKenzie

David MacKenzie
Managing Director
Bridges International, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 2037258033

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