If you have even a passing interest in contemporary art, you have definitely heard of Korean multimedia artist, Nam June Paik. He is known for creating politically, and aesthetically, subversive video installations. This extraordinary new bridge, which connects the Dang-Li power plant with the National Assembly Building, has been named after him.
The 1,800 meter bridge is designed for pedestrian use, and has space for libraries, museums and shopping. The design is entirely sustainable and is powered by solar panels. On every floor is a garden, which is built to not only be beautiful, but also to utilize rainwater in an effective way.
In other words, the bridge was not simply designed to be a walkway from one piece of land to another. Instead, it is meant to extend the landscape of the city over the water in an aesthetically-pleasing and environmentally-conscious way. Also, it looks like a spaceship, which is a major plus in my book.