Bridge-Town over the Channel

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Year:1963
1. The bridge over the Channel
-The fusion of a motorway (London-Paris), a railway (London-Paris), and the shipping transport bound for London and Paris, would create the need for a new port. (transl)

Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
2. The necessary height of the bridge gives an enormous cubic volume between the pylons.

Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
3. By creating a new prot between the pylons of the bridge, the rent generated from stations, offices and warehouses would cover the construction costs. The vertical exchange of goods between ships, trains and lorries would create a efficient handling.
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
4. The bridge could become a new tourist attraction. It could house restaurants, hotels, swimming pools, artificial beaches, and good views.
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
Diagrammatic sketch showing transport levels.
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
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Year:1963
Plan diagram of ports and through-waterway for shipping traffic.
1. passenger port / 2. through waterway / 3. commercial port
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
Sketch of part of the bridge town
1. bridge end, traffic station / 2. water tanks, industry / 3. lighthouse, TV tower, radar / 4. control tower / 5. uni-directional waterway / 6. port basin / 7. town built into bridge structure / 8. road, railway, waterway
This picture was widely discussed in the national papers in the UK as it was an unlikely alternative for the plans for a future tunnel.
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
-public debate
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Year:1963
Sketch of part of the bridge town
1. bridge end, traffic station / 2. water tanks, industry / 3. lighthouse, TV tower, radar / 4. control tower / 5. uni-directional waterway / 6. port basin / 7. town built into bridge structure / 8. road, railway, waterway(transl)
9. dauphin maritime (a cheerful addition to the technical picture)
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
Schematic cross section
The large figures below and in the centre represent distance and height in metres.
1. floating quai / 2. warehouses / 3. tourist terrace / 4. traffic level / 5. offices / 6. tourist facilities / 7. freight station
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
Schematic long section. The figures below represent distance in metres.
1. control room / 2. water tank / 3. main cables / 4. enclosing platform structure / 5. pylons / 6. access to quay / 7. floating quai / 8. buoy
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
Section of the Bridge-Town over the Channel.
The traffic was to go through the heart of the structure leaving room for all other functions to gain from the natural light.
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Year:1963
Section of the Bridge-Town over the Channel.
The traffic was to go through the heart of the structure leaving room for all other functions to gain from the natural light.
Themes:
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
Section of the Bridge-Town over the Channel.
The traffic was to go through the heart of the structure leaving room for all other functions to gain from the natural light.
Themes:
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
Model of a bridge over the Channel.
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
Model of a bridge over the Channel
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
Model of a bridge over the Channel
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
Model of a bridge over the Channel
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
Model of a bridge over the Channel
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
Model of a bridge over the Channel
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963
Several models, visualizations and technological experimentations were studied
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1963

Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
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Year:1963
Space-chain structure for the Bridge-Town concept
Themes: -Bridge Towns
-Ville Spatiale
- polyhedron
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