* Architecture: Peace Bridge in Calgary by Santiago Calatrava

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Architecture: Peace Bridge in Calgary by Santiago Calatrava: “..the single span helical footbridge gently arcs across the water, sheltering users with a glass roof alng its 126 meter length..the structure will provide pedestrians and cyclists with connecting routes between the urban center and memorial drive. pathways defined with curbs separate modes of movement, allowing bicycles to maneuver safely withing a central bike lane and foot traffic travels along the elevated sidewalks placed on either side..the rounded cross section of the cover and platform is generated mathematically with two clearly defined tangential radii to create an internal and experiential space. formed by the criss-crossing of the steel exterior leaves openings which have been selectively screened with a fritted glazed panel to protect form rain and snow. pigmented a vibrant red, the framework generates a landmark presence for the area, accenting the trees and grass-covered landscape, especially during autumnal foliage. linear lighting is integrated into the structure and handrail…

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