Footbridge Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque area is being extended with a Visitor center, parking area and monument. The assignment for this project was conceiving a good connection between these four places. In option 1, the arch, an element is added in the ensemble which frames the mosque and monument as if seen through a modern gate. A spectacular view is created from the top of the arch. Option 2, the tunnel, has a more modest approach to the assignment. An underpass with multiple directions connects all four destinations. The fully glazed roof at each entrance generates optimum views to the surrounding monuments.

 

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