Le Manoir – Chinese Bridge

Crafted for Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Raymond Blanc’s two-star Michelin hotel and
restaurant, this bridge revitalized the Japanese garden, replacing a
deteriorated glulam structure. To ensure strength and durability, the main
carriage beam sections were kept substantial.

Reviving 17th-century Chinoiserie and Japonisme trends, the bridge perfectly
complemented the refurbished Japanese garden. Manual assembly, aided by a
gantry scaffold, positioned the main beams due to limited vehicle access. The
Mushroom Bridge spanned a container cultivating restaurant fungi. Curved timber
segments formed the arch and handrails, while Chestnut poles masked the

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