Skip to comments.Trampoline Bridge Over The River Seine: Dumbest Design Idea winner
Posted on 05/21/2014 10:47:49 PM PDT by This Just In
A new bridge concept spanning the River Seine, designed by Paris-based architectural studio Atelier Zündel Cristea, is a little different from the 37 existing ones.
The trampoline bridge was created based on a brief for a competition titled "A Bridge in Paris", and consists of three giant inflatable PVC buoys, with an arch-like form, connected by cord to either side of the Seine, and situated close to the existing Bir-Hakiem bridge.
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I can only imagine what would happen if the Paris Trampoline Bridge was caught up by a gust of wind. At least the kids were trapped IN the bouncy house. Not so for those unfortunate souls trampolining over the River Seine.
How smart do you have to be to figure out that an over-sized open-air springboard constructed of webbing and inflatable frames + dozens of pedestrians + water + concrete = disaster?
Go ahead, Freepers. Feel free to list your own "possible outcome" ideas. At least you have a clue.
FYI, this story was posted in 2012. I didn’t bother to find out whether or not they actually built the bridge. I think I know what the answer is.
The new French space agency?
Just Mon Deui It!!
It looks like a pretty symbol for what has happened to Western Civilization.
Ya gotta love this line:
“... the idea for AZC was to create a “playful” design to encourage “contemporary urban enjoyment”. The transitory architecture provides a unique experience: an opportunity to view all of Paris.”
View ALL of Paris. How about viewing someones foot as it’s about to land on your face. Yeah, that “transitory” sure is a “unique experience”
Please tell me these “contemporary” engineers haven’t enter the aeronautic industry.
Looks entirely too fun to ever get built.
There was a swimming pool in the Seine for summer use.
I actually kind of like it, both the idea and the aesthetics, but as an amusement rather than any sort of practical means of traversing the river. It’d likely never get built here due to liability, or if it did, mandatory helmets, one person at a time, maybe tethered so some idiot can’t boink off into the river and drown.
I agree. The design has an interesting and innovative beauty, but as you stated; the bridge is impractical.
Apparently there’s at least one Frenchman with a sense of humor.
I think you misread the story— the pool was “cinq pieds de profondeur”— five feet deep.
The pool I had in mind was made of barges tied together and anchored on the edge of the Seine. It had been in use for 200 years.
On July 9, 1993 it was reported one of the barges broke its mooring and went down, taking the rest of the structure with it. It was not replaced.
What a wonderful design. As far as I can tell, it’s entirely resistant to deflation by vandals and not at all likely to blow away during heavy winds. /s