Cross A French River On An Inflatable Trampoline Bridge
This concept from agency AZC proposes creating an inflatable ‘bridge’ across the Seine that would enable people to bounce above the river and view the Eiffel Tower.
Paris-based architecture agency AZC has designed a concept bridge for the river Seine that offers contemporary urban enjoyment. Installed near the Bir-Hakeim Bridge, it is made up of large inflatable modules with trampolines in the middle. Floating buoys, fabricated in PVC membrane, are attached together by cord to create a stable and self-supporting group. Each module develops while under tension (filled with 3700 cubic meters of air) into an arch-like form.
designboom notes that the bridge would be located near to the Eiffel Tower so it would provide a unique experience and viewpoint. The trampolines would enable people to see their surroundings in a new and unusual way.
It appears to us that Paris has the bridges and passages necessary for the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic across its waterways. Our intention is to invite its visitors and inhabitants to engage on a newer and more playful path across this same water. We propose, now, a distinctive urban feature: An inflatable bridge equipped with giant trampolines, dedicated to the joyful release from gravity as one bounces above the river.