Kew Bridge

This should be a nice test of my vertigo…


“Overlooking The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this bridge is 18m high and 200m long, giving you a bird’s eye view of Kew and the opportunity to discover the rich biodiversity of the forest canopy. Julia Barfield, Principal, explains, “we wanted the walkway to be a visually light, discreet presence, at ease in its natural surroundings; while at the same time being unashamedly man-made. In order to minimise the visual impact we decided to integrate the structure with the handrail support and drew on the Fibonacci sequence, which underlies many growth patterns in nature, to establish the setting out of the principal structural elements”