The winner of an eco bridge competition features a curved walkway overlooking a highway

The Seoul Metropolitan Government organized the Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Design Competition, where engineers and architects submitted innovative and ecologically-friendly structural designs. The winner of the competition was a Lithuanian team from KILD with their Slopewalk bridge.

The Slopewalk bridge connects to two different mountain peaks, Mt. Uymeon and Malijugeori Park, that overlook the Gyeongbu Expressway. Unlike a traditional bridge, the design features a curved walkway to match the natural terrain. The curved design of the structure also grants it access to additional time in the light, allowing the grass and plants on the walkway to prosper. The team also focused on enabling the bridge feel like a natural extension of the two mountains, subsequently promoting animal traffic on it rather than on the highway below.

The goal of this competition was to spark new civil engineering ideas in Seoul.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

The Seoul Metropolitan Government organized the Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Design Competition, where engineers and architects submitted innovative and ecologically-friendly structural designs. The winner of the competition was a Lithuanian team from KILD with their Slopewalk bridge.

The Slopewalk bridge connects to two different mountain peaks, Mt. Uymeon and Malijugeori Park, that overlook the Gyeongbu Expressway. Unlike a traditional bridge, the design features a curved walkway to match the natural terrain. The curved design of the structure also grants it access to additional time in the light, allowing the grass and plants on the walkway to prosper. The team also focused on enabling the bridge feel like a natural extension of the two mountains, subsequently promoting animal traffic on it rather than on the highway below.