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Huwei Iron Bridge

Prize(s) Winners in Bridges and Public infrastructures Lighting
Company CosmoC Lighting, Ltd.
Lead Designers LIN CHING YU
Other Designer's names HUANG KUO CHAN, HUANG JIE YU, HUANG CHUN YEN, LEE HUI NING, NIU YU PEI
Client Yunlin County Government
Photo Credits Liu Sen Yung
Completion Date 2022/07/31
Project Location Yunlin, Taiwan
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Entry Description
The century-old Huwei Iron Bridge, a historic site designated by Yunlin County, used to be a railway track exclusive to the sugar industry. After several extensions and changes, the scene of the mini-train crossing the iron bridge is long gone. Visitors, however, can now hang out or roam freely on the track, and the bridge is now an iconic local tourist attraction.
The illumination environment design of the project, a nexus of horizontal space and vertical time that work like the bridge’s trusses and beams, serves to interlace nocturnal scenes in an active way. The moving lights simulate a train crossing the bridge, and, with lighting installations on the bridge at specific intervals, present the gradual progression of light, reminiscent of a train going through the tunnel of time and approaching slowly from afar.The colors of lights are themed on the 24 solar terms of the four seasons.
This project, in an attempt to meet the requirements of Yunlin County government based on the United Nations SDGs sustainable development, constructs an illumination environment in harmony with local natural scenery to develop a sustainable town and promotes a sustainable local tourism industry.