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Pepsico footbridges - 13.018

Program

Architectural and Structural Conception

Concept

The grounds of Pepsico HQ form an amazing marriage between architecture, art and landscape. The architecture of the existing building, by Edward Durrell Stone, dating back to the late 60's, is visibly inspired by modernism and Frank Lloyd Wright. The 'Pepsico Renew Project' represents the first major renovations to the entire campus since its construction. An important aspect in the project is the change of circulation for the entire building. The circular shape of the four bridges is a protagonist for the square building shapes. Sloping up the pathway over the required clearances adds to the experience of passing over a bridge into an adjacent building and department. The bridge reveals and emphasizes the architecturally detailed corners of the building; it presents itself as a continuation of the building, the landscape and the sculpture garden.

Specific features

The bridge is supported by 4 slender columns. Expansion joints are placed on both ends. The glass panels are clamped onto the steel bridge deck. This way there is no need for vertical posts holding the glass.

  • 2012 - 2013

  • Ney & Partners

  • Pepsico

  • New York, U.S.A

  • 36 m

  • In Study
  • bmd3d / Ney & Partners