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AZC Unveils Plans for a Giant Inflatable Trampoline Bridge in Paris
Posted By Molly Cotter On October 20, 2012 @ 10:30 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Sustainable Building | 7 Comments
There are plenty of beautiful bridges that carry cars and pedestrians across the Seine River  in Paris, so awesome design firm AZC  has another idea in store. Why not create a bridge dedicated to fun? Their inflatable crosswalk features enormous trampolines in the center of each of the three rings for people to bounce and flip their way over the water. With their eyes set on a strip near the Bir-Hakeim  bridge, AZC  wants their blow-up bridge to be a place where anyone can engage with their surroundings, and experience Paris like never before.
The three 30-meter-round inflatable modules are held together with a cord to form a self-supporting structure. Under the right amount of tension, each circle’s sides flip up, keeping Parisian bouncers at play from flopping into the river. Trampoline  mesh is stretched along the inside of each ring, and floats above the water, where participants can enjoy the Seine without dipping into it. This super fun idea is not only more sustainable  and environmentally friendly than the construction of a new bridge, but also allows for a new and exciting break from the city’s daily grind.
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via designboom 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/azc-envisions-a-giant-inflatable-trampoline-bridge-for-paris/azc-trampoline-bridge-4/
 Seine River: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seine
 AZC: http://www.zundelcristea.com/projects/?lang=en#/culture-sport/pont.html?lang=en
 Bir-Hakeim: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pont_de_Bir-Hakeim
 AZC: http://www.zundelcristea.com/?lang=en
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/azc-envisions-a-giant-inflatable-trampoline-bridge-for-paris/azc-trampoline-bridge-5/
 Trampoline: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trampoline
 sustainable: http://inhabitat.com/ask-inhabitat-is-imported-bamboo-really-sustainable/
 designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/30/view/24192/azc-bridge-in-paris.html
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