Here are some images of an indoor footbridge located in Tai Koo Plaza Oxford House(indoor)
which I would like to compare with the Cheung Kong Centre Footbridge(outdoor)
in order to understand what are the differences in fitting the building services between an indoor and outdoor footbridge.
Here are my observations from my first visit.
Overall view from ground
Underneath with metal cladding
The only staircase which collect to the ground level from bridge, unlike Cheung Kong Centre with a few more nodes.
Some drainage installed on each landing
View from staircase
View from inside, the only fire escape
An overall view of the interior
This is a highly transparent bridge with trusses and bracing system, but for the installation of sprinklers, a false ceiling is needed. For better appearance the ceiling is centralized, in order to keep the transparency of bridge.
Fire shutter can be found on one side of the bridge to prevent spread of fire
Fire shutter control panel
Fire Reels are installed on both ends
Smoke detectors are installed on both ends as well
Air-conditioning and lighting are all installed on both sides of floor, which can reduce the construction on ceiling. Power supply is installed in the slab.
Water drainage on the edge of bridge with perforated metal covering on top
With water , sprinkler and drencher inlet.
The plant probably is not only for the bridge but the whole building.
1.Study of Cheung Kong footbridge building services
2.Study of an enclosed footbridge in Hong Kong
3.Differences between open bridge and enclosed bridge
- Fire Services
- Smoke Detector
- Fire Shutter
- Water Curtain
- Drainage System
4.Building Services Integration with buildings
- Case Study of an oversea footbridge