Detailed explanation/ description of project:
We, My group mates and I have given ourselves a tittle to ourgroup namely “The Vintage wonders” that relates to the structure that we had built. We had decided to build the Golden Gate Bridge asour project structure. And as for thetheme, we want to go for a “vintage” style, to fit the vintage look and feel ofSan Francisco. The main reason we have chosen this landmark is dueto the fact that the golden bridge is not only serves as historical landmark, butat the same time increases the public convenience, the bridge allows cars tocross over, connecting people. Whereas majority of the 6 wonders, in all theirgreatness and richness in history, are still only mostly for viewing purposes anddo not serve any other particular purpose.
Firstly, According to the rules and regulations ofthe competition, 50% of the building structure created has to be created with liptonand 7up cans/bottles. We decided to decrease the actual size of the golden gatebridge [ (H) 230 m, (L) 1970 m, (dist between 2 towers) 1280 m, (W) 27 meters ] to the measurements [ (H) 1.7 m, (L) 14 m,(distance between 2 towers) 9 m, (W) 0.2 m ].
As this was a competition to promote recycling of goods, we on the other hand, had to collect our own materials for the whole project. From egg cartons, broken discs, shower hose, wires, ropes and everything else that helped build the structure from top to toe.
Based on our concept of design, Both Lipton and 7UP cans was placed and stackedup in a creative order as the towers that carries the bridge. On both sides each,we stacked cans with 1 level of 6 tins from thebase followed by 2 big bottles on the very top. Moreover, we left the cans of tins filled with the orginal drinks at the bottom rows to increase its stability. The catchy part however, was to combine both the 7up and lipton cans and arrange it in an alternate manner. We believed that it gives an artsy look to the wholestructure with an average estimation of 114 cans to be used in total for our initial planning of the structure.
As for the bridge itself, we have used coraggated boards as our materials need for the section. We have decided and concludedthat coragated boards placed and arranged in a criss-crossed form is morestable compared to it being placed flatly as it will not bring support for thebridge. The bridge is where the tension of the two “planks” meet, which meanswe would have to make it more stable and strong in order to withstand thetension of the overall structure and as for the connection of the bridge, a shower hose was used and tied on to each of the towers.
Tomake things more creative in this section however, we decided to add our Mastheadon to the bridge extention made by recycled ropes using and recycled wires and using the tin caps to form the word “Bridging The gaps.” (Masthead) on to the bride extension itself followed by illustrations of people drinking and enjoying the wonderful taste of 7up and lipton. Moreover, In the middle section, we however managed to place a turning dish mechanism showing an illustration of the mascot and ambassador of both 7up and Lipton. Tangling lights were also placed around the bridge to give it a night time feeling. (when lights are turned off) and also, a big spot light on the floor to shine directly on the turning mechanism.
P.S: Further details can be observed through the pictures below.