HSD’s concept of ‘Live Zones’ proposes an entirely new way to think of public structures. For the Diamond Jubilee Bridge (DJB), incorporating Live Zones provides a solution to an urgent problem by allowing the bridge to pay for itself without using any taxpayer money.
Intending to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, the DJB was meant to serve as a Fullham-Battersea pedestrian crossing, saving Londoners a 4km commute. The much needed footbridge however, failed to see the light of day due to an absence of funding, despite demand since the 1930s. Live Zones bring together several elements and income-generating functions, enabling the bridge to cover maintenance and running costs, in addition to serving multipurpose public use.
To make the Diamond Jubilee Bridge a monument befitting of London and Her Majesty’s legacy, HSD developed a structural system that both supports the bridge and makes it an iconic landmark. The single-span structure symbolises Queen Elizabeth’s reign as well as London’s leadership in sustainability and design. The Live Zone is a universal concept that can be applied onto any structure or bridge anywhere in the world in different forms. In this particular case, HSD proposes naming it the Diamond Jubilee Crown.
All details about the Diamond Jubilee Crown and its income generating, energy producing, self funding elements can be found here: http://hannasalameh.com/2017/09/25/diamond-jubilee-crown/
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The HSD Team