Pedestrian Bridges and Urban Landscape: A Case Study of Hong Kong Pedestrian Bridges’ Aesthetics and Their Effects on the Urban Landscape

By Weijia Wang, Kin Wai Michael Siu and Kwok Choi Kacey Wong.

Published by The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

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After a brief introduction to pedestrian bridges in Hong Kong, the paper discusses and analyzes their formal aesthetics and their effect during both day- and night-time according to three different scales in the urban landscape: the architecture, street, and city scales. The paper then concludes with a brief discussion that suggests that the bridges’ effect on the urban landscape is not simply a visual phenomenon, but also a way of expressing local identity that is demonstrated visually, spatially and even culturally. The findings and conclusions also give inspirations for future pedestrian bridges and other urban infrastructures design and development.

Keywords: Aesthetics, Pedestrian Bridge, Public Design, Urban Landscape

The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, Volume 9, Issue 4, December, 2015, pp.35-53. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: October 22, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.560MB)).

Weijia Wang

Ph.D Candidate, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Prof. Kin Wai Michael Siu

Professor, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kolwoon, Hong Kong

Dr. Kwok Choi Kacey Wong

Assistant Professor, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong