Alexandre Chan

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President Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, Brasilia, D.F., Brazil
Ground view of the JK Bridge

Alexandre Chan, described as "one of Brazil's leading architects"[1] is an architect who designed the President Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge in Brasilia with structural engineer Mario Vila Verde.

Chan's idea for the President Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge was to create a landmark for the enjoyment of the community as much as to simply traverse a body of water.[2] The bridge includes large arches that cross over the roadway midspan and drop on the opposite side of the roadway while radial cable stays "between the roadway and the underside of each arch form a sort of tunnel for travelers." The road itself is three lanes in each direction with a sidewalk on each side.[2] The bridge won the Gustav Lindenthal Medal at the International Bridge Conference in 2003.[2]

Notable works[edit]

  • President Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, Brasilia (2004)
  • Bridge of Knowledge, Rio de Janeiro (2012)[1]
  • Rio Sul Complex, Shopping Center and Tower, Rio de Janeiro (1980)


  1. ^ a b Phillips, Tom (February 26, 2012). "Brazil's Bridge of Knowledge marks seaside city's rebirth". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bridging Brasilia". Architecture Week. July 7, 2004. Retrieved 2010-01-08.