A footbridge across a park in a vibrant new neighbourhood in the east of Paris.

The black concrete fins of the lift tower frame views of the Seine a short distance away and establish the bridge’s presence among the tall buildings around it.

A structural tree supports the bridge near mid-span, with leaf-shaped cut-outs in the deck above.
Concealed lighting (by Irish company Wink) washes the bridge deck with colour, altering mood with time, temperature and season, and marking special occasions.

In collaboration with Julie Howard of VongDC, Paris

Project Info

Client: Paris 13e

Year: 2008