When it comes to building projects, bridges wear their utilitarian function on their sleeve. This is infrastructure in perhaps its purest form, enabling passage from one point in space to another.

But there's rhetoric afoot here as well as users, with a raft of recently completed projects expressing through their dramatic and ambitious forms not only engineering prowess but also regional identity and a sense of place. Build a bridge and get over yourself!
Simon Keane-Cowell, Editor-in-Chief
  Feature  
On your side:
new bridge projects
Photo: © Hufton+Crow
Architects around the world are delivering bridges that exceed the limits of their utilitarian function – acting not only as structures for crossing but also spaces to congregate and survey.
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  Interview  
Joint ventures:
NEXT architects
Photo: Julien Lanoo
Amsterdam- and Beijing-based office NEXT architects discuss their various bridge projects, including the WAF-nominated Lucky Knot structure in China, and how infrastructural interventions should connect communities – literally and metaphorically.  
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  Catalogue  
ZERO 2017
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  Brand Stories  
ALL'S FAIR: IMM COLOGNE GOES DIGITAL
The international design fair imm cologne takes the lead once more, making digitalisation an integral component of its 2018 offering.
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À TABLE!: HOSPITALITY FOCUS AT AMBIENTE 2018
It's often the detail that counts, particularly when you're designing a memorable restaurant, bar or café. Architects know where to go for inspiration and specification – Ambiente 2018.
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BOWLED OVER: ALAPE
 
20 years ago Gerhard Busalt designed the first dish basin for ALAPE. A clean shape for clean hands. Here's how it all began.
 
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DIVIDE AND CONQUER: ADOTTA
For more than 15 years, the Italian manufacturer ADOTTA has been designing and producing high-end wall-partition systems that are first in style and quality.
 
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  Project  
Pfaffenthal Lift by
Steinmetzdemeyer Architectes Urbanistes
Photo: boshua Bohumil KOSTOHRYZ
Between historic Pfaffenthal and the city of Luxembourg, this public lift promotes soft mobility with fast, free transport. Don't worry, the view's included.
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Benthem Crouwel Architects
Marten Wassmann, Joost Vos, Mels Crouwel and Jan Benthem. Photo: © Koos Breukel
For almost four decades Benthem Crouwel Architects has been creating innovative, flexible and efficient designs that must meet high standards and complex user requirements. Their field of work extends from (public) buildings to infrastructural projects and urban master plans. 
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  Exhibitions  
December 2017
"AA XX 100: AA Women in Architecture 1917-2017"
Architectural Association, London, UK
7 October - 12 December 2017
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"Scaffolding"
AIA New York | Center for Architecture, New York, USA
2 October 2017 - 18 January 2018
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"Zaha Hadid in Italy"
MAXXI, Rome, IT
23 June 2017 - 14 January 2018
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