London Bridge 800: an inhabited bridge

One of the reason why the old London Bridge has been demolished was because of congestion; too many buildings, activities and businesses going on. The design for the new London Bridge is correctly dimensioned for the needs of a contemporary London, with mostly public spaces on it and with as few buildings as possible. London has been built too much and the urban fabric around this bridge is very dense and lacks green spaces. This is what the project offers, a park filled with many functions: connecting, staying outside, green areas, rest areas for Londoners and visitors as well, workers and tourists.

The heart of the project is a layer of greenery that bends and twists to host cafes, bars, pavilions and more; the spaces underneath it have direct access from the main paths and from the riverside. The main path is covered in stone while the hills are planted with grass and bushes to reduce CO2 emissions and to create an artificial landscape unknown to the London Bridge passer-by. In the gap between the surface and the original London Bridge are all the technical areas required for the new buildings.