The Zundel & Cristea agency team proposes to install an inflatable bridge with a trampoline over the Seine or Parisian canals. This bridge is an ephemeral, autonomous project with minimal environmental impact.
The intention of the agency is to invite inhabitants to participate in an unusual fun event connected to the water: an inflatable bridge with huge trampolines, dedicated to the pleasure of seeing the Seine from above.
The Bridge Trampoline made up of 3 inflatable modules with a 30m diameter, similar to huge buoys. A net trampoline is tethered in the centre of each buoy. The PVC buoys are held together by ropes to form a stable, freestanding structure. The project is ephemeral, autonomous and its environmental impact is minimal. It was designed to provide the heart of the City with essential human experiences that create strong feelings, as it pulls on all our senses.
Besides crossing the river, the installation will allow people to experience a view of Paris in unusual spatial positions. Created to cross the Seine at a precise point, it was designed to be able to be installed where requested.
Manufacturers and specialists in pneumatics participated in the project: TP Arquitectura and Ramon Sastre, architect and specialist in pneumatic structures at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. In 2013, the Zundel & Cristea agency realized with them, a 10m buoy prototype which was tested on a pond in Banyoles, Spain, thus demonstrating the technical feasibility of the project.
Architect: Atelier Zündel Cristea
Consultant: Ramon Sastre
Manufacturer: TP Arquitectura I Construccio Tèxtil
AZC, Atelier Zündel Cristea, is an agency created in 2001 with the intent to propose architecture and architectural methods, to those wanting to create ambitious projects. Today, involved in complex projects: mixed, infrastructures, equipment, offices, housing, they are able to propose precise, efficient, solutions for each project. The experience of the project was acquired at AZC by the organization of a team providing its efforts, energy and creativity to the requirements of the public or private clients.
Ramon Sastre has a PhD in architecture, is a professor at the polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona and consultant in textile structures.
TP Arquitectura i Construcció Tèxtil, is a family company specialized in the field of textile constructions, established thirty years ago in Catalonia by Anton Miserachs and Pilar Navarro.