The Fortune Bridge from Zhengzhou, China is one of the most interesting bridges in the world and not just because it’s a symbol of hope and happiness. In 2017 the actual structure of the bridge changed and what once was just a passageway between two places has become a commercial space, an extension of the Shopping Boulevard. This wonderful transformation was a project developed by studio Arizon Design. The architects wanted to take advantage of the traffic on the Shopping Boulevard as much as possible so they envisioned the bridge as a new venue where all sorts of new activities can take place.
The 100 meter long bridge got redesigned in 2017 as the central walkway came to be complemented by symmetrical bridge holes on both sides that now serve as a multi-space system. These gaps have been turned into spaces where visitors can lounge or dine, the structure allowing the architects to include as much commercial space as possible on a limited traffic zone. The open holes on either side of the bridge frame nice views of the surroundings and also let in lots of natural sunlight which goes through the newly-installed golden frames.