Lock Island Bridges
For a successful public urban space in Dubai the use of efficient shading devices is mandatory.Therefore we decided to separate the traffic flows into the functional traffic of vehicles and fast bicycles on the upper bridge deck and the pedestrians and recreational bicycles on the lower bridge deck, which is then shaded by the upper deck. Additionally the lower deck is closer to the water line and evaporative cooling takes place. The landings of the lower bridge deck merge with the pedestrian promenades in a slope, while the upper bridge deck merges with the adjacent streets. the functional and recreational traffic flows remain separated. the pedestrian walkways on the promenade are covered with shading trellis, which are integrated elements of the bridge, creating a unity and continuity of well tempered pedestrian paths around the tidal Water features.