When are we going to get one of these?: The inflatable trampoline bridge

French creative agency Atelier Zündel Cristea proposes an inflatable trampoline bridge to span the Seine in Paris. Want!

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  • Rendering: courtesy AKC

  • Rendering: courtesy AKC

  • Rendering: courtesy AKC

Rendering: courtesy AKC


We've been crystal-balling this week, what with looking at new places to check out this year and future attractions. Sure, we're excited for hammock grove on Governors Island and the forthcoming shark exhibit at the New York Aquarium (making every week Shark Week!), but nothing compares to this entry into an architectural competition by French creative agency Atelier Zündel Cristea that we spotted on Time Out Paris's Facebook page. Here's the spec from AZC:

"Installed near the Bir-Hakeim Bridge, it is formed of inflatable modules, like giant life-preservers, 30 meters in diameter. In the central part of each ring, a trampoline mesh is stretched. The floating buoys, fabricated in PVC membrane, are attached together by cord to form a stable and self-supporting ensemble. Each module under tension—filled with 3,700 cubic meters of air—develops in space with an arch-like form."

The campaign to ditch the Staten Island ferris wheel and build this across the East River instead starts now.


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