The Cardboard Bridge in Southern France is a gravity-defying structure built by Shigeru Ban that does the seemingly impossible.
Built almost entirely from cardboard tubes, the bridge can hold up to 20 people safely. At its base, the bridge is supported by wooden boxes full of sand, but the really heavy lifting is done by the surprisingly resilient tubes that Shigeru Ban has arranged with careful precision. The bridge is slated to be open to the public for six weeks before it will be dismantled in preparation for southern France's rainy season.
Shigeru Ban Built a River-Spanning Bridge Out of 281 Cardboard Tubes
1. Sustainable Architecture - Developing innovative and environmentally friendly materials for construction, such as cardboard, to create structures with reduced environmental impact.
2. Gravity-defying Structures - Exploring unconventional construction methods and materials to build structures that challenge conventional notions of stability and strength.
3. Temporary Installations - Designing structures that are intended for short-term use, allowing for flexibility and adaptability in urban spaces.
1. Construction - Exploring new materials and construction methods to create sustainable and efficient structures.
2. Architecture - Incorporating unconventional materials and design concepts to create unique and visually stunning structures.
3. Urban Planning - Implementing temporary installations as a means of revitalizing and transforming urban spaces.