the Useless UseHyperbola Bridge of Granaries in North Zone of Wuzhen
Speaking of the function of the hyperbola bridge, it connects the outside paths of the site into a loop, otherwise disconneted. Yet, this is not a necessary reason to be. It feels more like a "useless object", touches and moves us out of blue, emotionally, spiritually. On the one hand, it dialogues with traditional stone bridges in Wuzhen (a water town). On the other hand, the steel truss of the hyperbola bridge brings movements and dynamism into the calm and steady granaries, exactly like the mobile conveyer once used in the granaries. But above all, it provides a totally surprising bird's-eye view over the granaries, over Wuzhen, over farmlands and nature. It enables us to contemplate and actually feel the ups and downs, the pulses and breaths of the place, of Wuzhen.