The Fortune Bridge in Zhengzhou Is Now A Unique Commercial Attraction

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.

Part of the new design is the golden mesh screen frame on the inside section of the bridgeView in gallery
Part of the new design is the golden mesh screen frame on the inside section of the bridge
The internal section of the bridge lights up and gives out a golden glowView in gallery
The internal section of the bridge lights up and gives out a golden glow
The central walkway remains open and is frames on either side by various nooks with different functionsView in gallery
The central walkway remains open and is frames on either side by various nooks with different functions

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.

Each gap frames a nice view and serves as either a lounge area or a casual restaurant/ barView in gallery
Each gap frames a nice view and serves as either a lounge area or a casual restaurant/ bar
The Fortune Bridge is 100 meters long and is known as a symbol of happiness View in gallery
The Fortune Bridge is 100 meters long and is known as a symbol of happiness
Sleek and tall bar tables and benches are oriented towards the view, creating a casual hangout spaceView in gallery
Sleek and tall bar tables and benches are oriented towards the view, creating a casual hangout space
This entire project manages to make this more than just another bridge in a really cool wayView in gallery
This entire project manages to make this more than just another bridge in a really cool way
The Fortune Bridge has been successfully transformed into an extension of the Shopping BoulevardView in gallery
The Fortune Bridge has been successfully transformed into an extension of the Shopping Boulevard
This project takes full advantage of the heavy traffic on the bridge in a very unexpected wayView in gallery
This project takes full advantage of the heavy traffic on the bridge in a very unexpected way
From an aesthetic point of view, the redesigned Fortune Bridge looks glamorous and very modernView in gallery
From an aesthetic point of view, the redesigned Fortune Bridge looks glamorous and very modern
The golden metal frame gives the bridge a chic and stylish look and goes well with the rest of the materialsView in gallery
The golden metal frame gives the bridge a chic and stylish look and goes well with the rest of the materials