Concrete ‘Hands of God’ Support Vietnam’s New Golden Bridge
Concrete is literally the foundation of modern building and goes into the construction of millions of structures around the globe each year. Because it’s affordable, durable and strong, it’s a favourite with builders and architects alike.
People rarely think ‘beautiful’, when they think of concrete. However, it can be stylish and sleek when polished to create floors in the home or a patio outdoors, but one designer in Vietnam has gone one step further. He’s created a new tourist attraction with almighty ambitions.
What is the Cau Vang?
The Cau Vang is a major tourist attraction on the Ba Na Hills Resort in Da Nang, Vietnam. The pedestrian bridge spans 490 feet and is supported by two gigantic concrete hands dubbed ‘the hands of God’.
Who created the ‘hands of God’?
Lead designer, Vu Viet Anh, is the MD of the architectural firm behind the bridge, TA Landscape Architecture. He says of the Cau Vang that it should make ‘visitors feel as though they are strolling on a golden thread stretching across the hands of God.’ And it’s safe to say, he’s achieved just that.
Thousands of Visitors Per Day
The bridge just goes to show that concrete can be the key material of any grand design, given the know-how and the right grade of high-strength, reinforced concrete. Among the thousands of tourists so far, there’s been a number of weddings and high-profile photo shoots. With it’s soaring height of 1,400 feet above sea level, the Da Nang mountain scenery and its uniquely weathered looks, the concrete hands are photogenic as well as being an engineering marvel.
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