Tabiat Bridge Wins Architizer A+Awards

Tabiat Bridge Wins Architizer A+AwardsTabiat Bridge Wins Architizer A+Awards

The global architectural award program ‘The Architizer A+Awards’ has selected Iran’s Tabiat (Nature) Bridge as one of the winners in the +engineering category.

Now in its third year, the ‘The Architizer A+ Awards’ are the definitive global architectural award program with 90+ categories and over 300 judges, Mehr News Agency reported.

In its 2015 edition, Iran’s Nature Bridge for pedestrians only was selected in the +engineering category. Other noteworthy bridge structures that have been announced winners include Glacier Skywalk in Canada, Port Miami Tunnel in USA, Shipyard Cranes Lighting Giants in Croatia, and Klemet in Norway.

Tabiat Bridge is the largest pedestrian bridge built so far in Iran. Located in north of Tehran, it connects two public parks by spanning over Shahid Modarres, one of the major highways of the city. ‘Tabiat’ means ‘Nature’ in Persian language.

The bridge is about 270 meters long and consists of a 3 dimensional truss with two continuous levels that sits on “three tree shape columns.”

There are two platforms on top of the main columns forming the 3rd level viewpoints. All the levels are connected to each other by stairs and multiple ramps, providing multiple paths throughout the bridge to get from each level to another.

Even though the bridges are usually considered as structural projects, here the approach is more architectural.