Sunday

The Helix - A Tribute to DNA, Life, Growth

After visiting Universal Studios, Singapore, (will post about this fantastic experience soon) we heard that a new pedestrian bridge named The Helix was opened with big fanfare in the Marina Bay area. As we stayed in Singapore for a week with friends, we decided to spend an evening at The Helix. When you see it from the National Stadium, you would get a full view...

Basically, it is a pedestrian bridge that links the Marina Center and the Bayfront areas. This 3.5 KM bridge is still under construction. But, they have officially opened the completed segment! The completed part has a couple of viewing decks facing the national floating stadium. At the entrance of the bridge, there was an interesting explanation for this design and here is an excerpt from the description...

Design Symbolism - ...This resembles the double helix structure of DNA and symbolizes 'life and continuity', 'renewal', 'everlasting abundance' and 'growth', reflecting the key aspirations of Marina Bay.
Engineering Feat - The double helix structure is a world's first for a curved bridge.
Lighting Concept - At night the bridge is illuminated by programmable, low energy lights that express the beauty of the structure and enhance the visitors' experience. Colored symbols on the walkway represent the four bases found in DNA.
Besides, it was a good idea that the whole helix is covered to protect the pedestrians from sun and rain.

As mentioned earlier, the lighting was superb and it was on when there was still day light...

Luckily, I took the above picture with natural light as the ones that I took after dark did not come out well:(

On the whole, The Helix was a great experience, where we had the spiral chips for the first time:)

4 comments:

J Bar said...

That's cool.
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joo said...

I love it! Very interesting bridge!

Pat said...

Wow! That is certainly something to behold! Now THAT is no ordinary bridge! Great pics!

Louis la Vache said...

A unique contribution to Sunday Bridges!

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