The Integral Infrastructure Of The Future Beijing Olympic Games The rest of the world is caught up in the excitement and the drama of the current Olympics, in Rio, but for Chris Precht and his team of creatives at Penda the focus is firmly on the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing 2022. The San Shah Bridge, designed by Penda, and meaning, ‘3 mountains’, will be an integral part of the infrastructure for the famous sporting event as it stretches across the Gui River. The bridge connects the concentrated city centre with the river valleys toward the North – around the structure, citizens and tourists explore the landscape. Enhancing relationships between the natural and man-made are important to Chris and this can be seen in the way the stunning structure forms a gateway to the mountain scenery – beautifully framing it. San Shah connects various areas, city and countryside, urban and dense, with rural and spacious. The stunning arches, made of five interlinked rings, is a physical manifestation of the connection it brings to the different parts, and people, of Beijing. The rings, which suspend the bridge deck and are held up by steel cables, are also an obvious nod to the five rings of the Olympics, as people physically enter the rings and the sporting event.