Pedestrian bridges and urban landscape: A case study of Hong Kong pedestrian bridges' aesthetics and their effects on the urban landscape

Weijia Wang, Kin Wai Michael Siu, Kwok Choi Kacey Wong

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After a brief introduction to pedestrian bridges in Hong Kong, the paper discusses and analyzes their formal aesthetics and their effect during both day- and night-time according to three different scales in the urban landscape: the architecture, street, and city scales. The paper then concludes with a brief discussion that suggests that the bridges' effect on the urban landscape is not simply a visual phenomenon, but also a way of expressing local identity that is demonstrated visually, spatially and even culturally. The findings and conclusions also give inspirations for future pedestrian bridges and other urban infrastructures design and development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-53
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • Aesthetics
  • Pedestrian Bridge
  • Public Design
  • Urban Landscape

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Urban Studies

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