Twisting high above Floral Street like a concertina, the aptly named BRIDGE OF ASPIRATION provides dancers of the ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL direct access to ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, Covent Garden.
Architects WILKINSON EYRE.
‘The Bridge Of Aspiration’ as it is known that a joins the Royal Ballet School to a grade 1 listed Royal Opera House ♀️ Tucked away down a side alley just off of Covent Garden, London. #London#architecture
80 of our Primary Steps children came to Upper School this week to watch a Junior Associate class and were invited to join in.
They left feeling excited and inspired and one of them even left a message on our Gratitude Tree
The ‘Bridge of Aspiration’
This bridge links the Royal Ballet School and the Grade 1 listed, Royal Opera House. The award-winning design by Wilkinson Eyre Architects is both a highly practical link between the two buildings, and a striking architectural landmark in its own right.
A concertina of 23 square portals with glazed intervals is supported from an aluminium spine beam. These rotate in sequence for the skew in alignment, performing a quarter-turn overall along the length of the bridge.
The result is an elegant structure high above Floral Street in Covent Garden, which evokes the fluidity and grace of dance.