The UAE has a highly mobile community that needs a new route close to the south coast of the Gulf, which connects the three Emirates together. In 1967 a steel bridge was built to connect the fledgling city of Abu Dhabi with the mainland, followed by a second bridge built in the ’70s, connecting the river below the southern side of Abu Dhabi Island. The discovery of a new (third) Gateway Crossing, located next to the first bridge, is essential to the development and completion of the highway system.
Located in an open area, the bridge hopes to be a destination and a potentially powerful source of future growth for the city of Abu Dhabi. A cluster, or structural threads, collected on one coast, is raised and ‘pushed’ over a channel length. The sinusoidal form gives the shape of a silhouette to the entire structure of the channel. The continent is the place to launch the bridge structure from the ground up and close to the road. Stairs are cleaned on each side of the spinal structure. Metal arches rise and emerge from the ridge coming out of the concrete in unequal lengths, in length, between roadblocks to mark the country and navigation stations. The spine splits and splits from one shore across the empty space, into the bottom of the sidewalks and out of the sidewalks on the other side of the bridge. The main structure of the bridge rises to a height of 60 meters above the water level and the crown of the road reaches 20 meters above the water level.
After nearly eight years of construction time, Arup has completed a unique lighting program, based on a concept developed by Hollands Licht. As the sun goes down the structure of the bridge appears to be removed from the body by the flow of light fluid. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the bridge has a series of concrete cords that connect to the same shoreline, which flows across the nearby ocean in the form of waves.
Named after former president Sheikh Zared bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the 842m bridge connects the country with the island nation of Abu Dhabi. The bridge arch building rises to a height of 60m above the water level, creating a spectacular gateway to the city, above the Maqta station. The bridge is seen as a potential source of future growth for the city of Abu Dhabi. Lighting conditions consist of a strong flow of light that flows smoothly into the channel. The bright action creates a colorful design for the bridge users and a great feature for remote viewers.
The structure of the silhouette shape, called the “backbone” of the bridge, is illuminated by the bright light, while below the street line incorporates interlocking monochrome “cell” lights. The light control system allows the vibration of spinal cord and cells, resulting in patterns of light fluid moving across the bridge. The artistic lighting scenes designed for Arup, reflect the soul of Abu Dhabi. A special ‘light language’ celebrates religious traditions, ceremonies and community events with the people of the United Arab Emirates. New moon lighting the bridge and the appearance of the Grand Mosque. Once a month both pieces of architecture are simply painted in blue and create awareness by connecting to cities.
The first concept of lighting was designed in Hollands Licht by Rogier van der Heide. The design of the lighting is explained in detail by the international architectural team in Arup. Categories of final work, including the arrangement of 13 masterpieces, led by Simone Collon. The main international design team included Simone Collon, Imke van Mil, Salomé Galjaard, Bob van der Klaauw, Rogier van der Heide and Ben Kreukniet.
Bridge lighting conception:
The bridge connects Dubai with the capital Abu Dhabi and is over 840 meters long. Connecting the world’s largest and largest island in the Emirates – Abu Dhabi comprising more than 86% of the Emirates ‘total area – could encourage the Emirates’ sustainable growth. The bridge was constructed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid of London, and it is a unique orchestra of a straight, straight line of a bridge and a double-shaped spine, consisting of three rings. Rogier van der Heide, now Chief Design Officer of Philips Lighting, designed the original lighting for the project in 2001. He says of the design of the bridge: “It is based on two principles: first the metaphor of the energy flowing through the water, which is reflected in the colors of light passing from one to another while simultaneously moving through the bridge. Second, light illuminates the bridge at night in a 3-dimensional way, highlighting different colors in vertical and vertical directions, thus revealing the spatial structure of the bridge. “
The street light – developed by Philips Lighting – is based on a power adjustment that builds the balancing power, which provides accurate lighting that provides a beam to prevent the disturbing light intensity provided by Martin Pro Middle East. By designing street lighting and integrated lighting in an integrated way, they do not interfere with and reinforce the whole idea instead. Rogier van der Heide concludes: “The lighting design of this project was incredibly complex. I had to combine color-changing technology, dust-and-water equipment, a highly advanced control network and specialized optics into one complete solution to see creative design. The successful completion of this project demonstrates the importance of collaboration, and how the architectural lighting has evolved into a complete discipline that incorporates designers, manufacturers and engineers into an integrated process. ”