The Sri Rampai Pedestrian Bridge spans across a busy road, providing a safe crossing between a thriving mixed development area and the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system. The bridge includes an escalator and a direct link to a multistorey car park.
This 100-metre long bridge connects one of the busiest business, retail and housing developments to a public transport system in the Wangsa Maju area, east of Kuala Lumpur. It provides the local communities with safe access to a transport system, otherwise cut off by a busy dual-carriageway.
In many ways, this project encourages sustainable mobility. Linking the busy areas to the LRT station has seen rising numbers of people taking public transport. The bridge has also become an attraction, particularly due to its vibrant lighting with changing colours at night.
The pedestrian bridge is a steel structure with an L-shaped plan that allows usage by pedestrians moving from the ground level and also from a multistorey car park structure. Taking the cue from the vibrant and bustling neighbourhood, the design expressed this dynamic characteristic through the structural system and the finishing of materials. There are sculptural triangular patterns occurring homogeneously throughout the structure—from the flooring pattern on the floor deck to the handrails and the lightweight fabric roof structure that looks like it is billowing above the bridge. The fabric provides shading and allows daylight to penetrate.
The floor deck is covered in anti-slip pebble wash finish with stainless steel lining and both materials are laid in a series of triangular patterns. The handrail is a combination of triangular panels of clear glass and steel mesh set alternately at different planes to create a crystallised effect as one walks along the bridge. The roof is made from Teflon fabric pulled at the edges to create dynamic wing-like patterns across the bridge.
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Completion Date: January 2015
Site Area: 100-metre long bridge
Building Height: 5.4 metres above road level
Client/Owner: Kuala Lumpur City Hall
Architecture Firm: Eleena Jamil Architect
Principal Architect: Eleena Jamil
Project Architect: Yusri Amri Yussoff
Main Contractor: COL Engineering Sdn Bhd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: MEP Engineering Sdn Bhd
Civil & Structural Engineer: Perunding KL Lau