During spring in rural Norway, large waterbodies and ice risk damaging bridges in the highlands.

For this reason, they are often raised relative to the highest flood datum recorded. Wood+ shifts away from this static design and reimagines the footbridge as a self-regulating system made of composite joints. These can redirect water flow pressure into lifting compressing forces, allowing the bridge to offset itself to the fluctuating river stream.

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya (IAAC)


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