PICTURES: RTA's Dubai Sky Garden Bridge by LWK + Partners
LWK + Partners' Mena studio was picked as the architecture practice for RTA's Skygarden, Skypods, Sunset Promenade
Hong Kong-based LWK + Partners have revealed pictures for Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA) Dubai Sky Garden Bridge, for which the firm Mena studio led by managing director Kerem Cengiz won a contract for in July 2019, alogside Skypods and Sunset Promenade that were announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, in April 2019.
Kourosh Salehi, LWK + Partners' regional design director, and his team worked in collaboration with RTA on the six projects that include the Hanging Garden Bridge, or Sky Garden; Sheikh Zayed Road Promenade; Sunset Promenade; Deira Plaza; Skypods; and a pedestrian bridge in Umm Suqeim.
According to information published on LWK + Partners' website, the Dubai Sky Garden Bridge is 380m-long and 60m-high, and covers an area spannig 3,422m2. The project has been inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, according to the firm.
The bridge will connet Al Seef, Deira and Union Square, and run across Dubai Creek.
The project will also include recreational areas, cycling and running tracks, and several retail outlets.