The curved path with variable width and changes in the slopes of the bridge slows down the users and creates a sense of mystery about the destination.

Nature Pedestrian Bridge designed by Iran’s Diba Tensile Architecture Company has been picked as a 2015 winner in the category of Highways and Bridges along with four other structures by the Architizer A+ Awards.

The international competition is the definitive global architectural and product award program –90-plus categories and over 300 judges – which tries to introduce structures contributing to the enhancement of quality of life.

The bridge is designed to improve access for pedestrians in Tehran between two public parks, which are divided by a highway.

This bridge is a place to linger rather than just to pass, so there are seating areas and green spaces on all parts of the bridge, also restaurants on either side of the lower level, to have enough facilities to encourage walkers to stay on it.

Photos of the bridge by Tehran Picture Agency:

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