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Moreelse Bridge in Utrecht, Netherlands by cepezed architects eg

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: cepezed architects eg

The Station district in Utrecht has been undergoing a real metamorphosis since some years. Between all the new buildings, conversions and renovations, the Moreelsebrug has also been realized recently. Across the railway tracks, the bridge for cyclists and pedestrians now connects the Croeselaan and the Moreelsepark with each other.

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

  • Architects: cepezed architects eg
  • Project: Moreelse Bridge
  • Location: Moreelsepark – Croeselaan, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jannes Linders, cepezed | Léon van Woerkom, Willem Heesen
  • Client: Gemeente Utrecht, ProRail
  • Architectural design: architectenbureau cepezed, Delft
  • Consultant stability: ABT, Velp
  • Consultant mechanical & electrical installations, elevators and lighting design: Arup
  • Main contractor: Colijn Beton- en Waterbouw B.V.
  • Steel contractor: BSB Staalbouw
  • Contractor balustrades: Octatube
  • supplier trees: BSI Bomenservice
  • Span: 310 meters
  • Opening: December 2016


Dakshineswar Sky Walk in Kolkata, India by Design Forum International

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Design Forum International

Kolkata is the city which is home to some of the most revered places of worship of Hinduism, the seat of divine female power, Shakti, the “Dakshineswar Kali temple”. Located on the banks of Ganges at the northern tip of the metropolis, this place of worship was originally built by Rani Rashmoni.

Image Courtesy © Design Forum International

  • Architects: Design Forum International
  • Project: Dakshineswar Sky Walk
  • Location: Kolkata, India
  • Client: Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority
  • Executing agency: Adhunik Infrastructure Pvt Ltd
  • Principal Architect: Anand Sharma
  • Design Team: Navin Singh, Abhishek Sinha
  • Area: 380 M long and 10.5 M wide
  • Start Date: June 2016
  • Completion Date: September 2017



Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: TETRARC

The Multimodal Interchange project in Vitré comprises the creation of:

– A pedestrian footbridge in Vitré Station, spanning the railway

– An underground car park with 620 spaces, constructed in two phases, and an overhanging pedestrian footbridge, connecting the first footbridge to the “Place de la Victoire” (Victory Square) and thus creating a pedestrian thoroughfare from this square to the Station’s north car park


Image Courtesy © TETRARC

  • Architects: TETRARC
  • Project: P.E.M Vitré
  • Location: City of Vitré (35) FRANCE
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau, Thomas Vittu & Céline LEJAMTEL
  • Lead Architects: Jean-Pierre Macé, Olivier Perocheau & Julie Goislot
  • Structural eng : BETREC, E2C + SCE
  • Fluid Eng : ICOFLUIDES
  • Gross Built Area: 17 664 m2
  • Completion Year: JUNE 2016               


Indigo Waterfall in Tokushima, Japan by spatial practice

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Article source:  spatial practice

Award-winning architectural office, spatial practice, completed a site-specific light installation in Tokushima, Japan; titled Indigo Waterfall. The permanent fiber optic lighting installation is debuted at the Tokushima LED Art Festival 2016 flanking both sides of Kasuga Bridge creating the perception of indigo ink spilling into Shinmachi River.

Inspired by both the past and present industries of Tokushima City, the designer merges and highlights the importance of both industries in its development of the city.  Tokushima City was built by the indigo dye industry; big indigo storehouses occupied both waterfronts surrounding Kasuga Bridge where white walls and blue stones were reflected onto the river. Tracing back to its history, the Indigo Waterfall gives new remembrance to the surrounding indigo storehouses by utilizing Tokushima City’s new thriving LED industry and its surrounding natural beauty. By connecting light, nature, local culture and people; the installation creates a new image for Tokushima City.

Indigo Waterfall bridges the past, future, and evolution of industrial development.

Bird view, Image Courtesy © spatial practice

Bird view, Image Courtesy © spatial practice

  • Architects: spatial practice
  • Project: Indigo Waterfall
  • Location: Kasuga Bridge; Tokushima, Japan
  • Software used: Autocad, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Client: Tokushima City Government
  • Project Team: Erik Amir, Dora Chi, Jason Loo, Ryo Otsuka, Taylor Williams
  • Light Consultant: Light Moment
  • Local Consultant: Kanou Consultant
  • Main Contractor: Tokugawa Denko
  • Sub-Contractor: Products Kei; Style-Tec


Lucky Knot in Hunan Province, China by NEXT architects

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Article source: NEXT architects 

NEXT architects are working on a unique series of bridges all over the world. This time, their latest design isn’t an intriguing bat bridge (nominated for the 2016 Dutch Design Awards), but an iconic bridge in China: the Lucky Knot. The new steel pedestrian bridge in the Chinese mega city Changsha is 185 metres long and 24 metres high and fits perfectly in the sequence of extraordinary bridges that characterise NEXT’s practice; by explicitly engaging with the local context, the bridge designs offer new perspectives.

The eye-catching Lucky Knot has down-to-earth Dutch roots: NEXT architects holds offices in Amsterdam and Beijing. In 2013, after the completion of their breathtaking Melkwegbridge in Purmerend, NEXT was invited to take part in an international competition to design a new bridge to be constructed over the Dragon King Harbour River in Changsha’s rapidly developing ‘New Lake District’. For this special commission, the teams in Amsterdam and Beijing joined forces to come up with the unique, winning design: the Lucky Knot. Combining the Dutch team’s expertise in infrastructure and water management and Chinese team’s perseverance and knowledge of the local context was a crucial part of the process. The bridge has already become an icon, and was selected by CNN as one of the “most spectacular bridges that break the mold.”

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: NEXT architects
  • Project: Lucky Knot
  • Location: Meixi Lake, Changsha, Hunan Province, China
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Client: Municipality of Changsha
  • Advisor construction: CERI Engineering Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Advisor lighting:
  • Main contractor: Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Company limited
  • Cost / Value: 50 million RMB
  • Size / Span: 185 m
  • Preliminary design: 12 / 2013
  • Start building: 2014
  • Completion: 09 / 2016


Buckhead Park Over GA400 in Atlanta, Georgia by Rogers Partners

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: Rogers Partners

Rogers Partners was chosen by the Buckhead Community Improvement District to deliver a detailed plan and concept design for an innovative park over the GA400 freeway and the MARTA regional light rail platform and tracks. Our design for the park will make strategic connections over GA400 and MARTA to enhance the life of the district, tailored to the specific qualities of the site and authentic to the Atlanta region.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Byrd Woltz

Image Courtesy © Nelson Byrd Woltz


  • Architects: Rogers Partners
  • Project: Buckhead Park Over GA400
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Rendering: Nelson Byrd Woltz


Byens Bro, Foot and Cycle Bridge in Odense, Denmark by Gottlieb Paludan Architects

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Article source: Gottlieb Paludan Architects

The Foot and Cycle bridge, named Byens Bro(The City’s Bridge), provides a link between Central Odense and the new urban developments by the harbor. The bridge provides better access to the platforms of the railway station, while it at the same time creates a magnificent new landmark for Odense, Denmark’s third-largest city.

Image Courtesy © Lars R. Mortensen

Image Courtesy © Lars R. Mortensen

  • Architects: Gottlieb Paludan Architects
  • Project: Byens Bro, Foot and Cycle Bridge
  • Location: Odense, Denmark
  • Photography: Ole Malling, Lars R. Mortensen and Jens Frederiksen


Moody Pedestrian Bridge in Austin, Texas by Rosales + Partners

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Article source: Rosales + Partners 

The Moody Pedestrian Bridge is a one of a kind Inverted Fink Truss bridge in Austin, Texas. The bridge connects two buildings as part of the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas. It crosses over West Dean Keeton Street, a busy thoroughfare that traverses the campus. The bridge is characterized by a series of slender steel towers that vary in height and scale creating an elegant statement along one of the major avenues surrounding the campus. This type of bridge is the first of its kind in the United States, and the only one worldwide with a single support tower as the main loading member. The overall length of the bridge is approximately 300’ (91m) with a slender high tower of 65’ (20m) which marks the bridge crossing from a distance creating a gateway to the university campus for students and visitors alike. The pedestrian bridge compliments the architecture of the Bello Center, one of the recently completed buildings of the College of Communication. The bridge has integrated aesthetic lighting into its stainless steel railings.

Image Courtesy © Rosales + Partners

Image Courtesy © Rosales + Partners

  • Architects: Rosales + Partners
  • Project: Moody Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Client: The University of Texas System, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction
  • Cost: $3 Million
  • Completion Date: 2016


San Shan Bridge in Beijing, China by penda

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: penda

The San Shan Bridge spans across the Gui River and will be an integral part of the infrastructure program for the Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing and connects the city center with Zhangjiakou. The english translation of “San Shan” is 3 Mountains and describes the form of the bridge seen from the side with its 3 arches connecting to its hilly backdrop.

Image Courtesy © penda architecture & design

Image Courtesy © penda architecture & design

  • Architects: penda
  • Project: San Shan Bridge
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Team: Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Wang Jing, Yu Zizhi, Bai Xue, Li Pengchong, Snow Sun
  • Structural Engineer: ARUP
  • Year: 2016


On the Loing Overpass in France by DVVD Architectes

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Article source: Kyubes Agency

Designed by the DVVD architecture, design and engineering agency, the overpass on the Loing links the municipalities of Saint-Mammès and Veneux-les-Sablons, in the department of Seine-et-Marne. More than just a connecting structure, this is a sculptural work which banks upon simplicity and elegance in design to enhance an equally remarkable site.

Image Courtesy © DVVD

Image Courtesy © DVVD

  • Architects: DVVD Architectes
  • Project: On the Loing Overpass
  • Location: Moret-sur-Loing (Seine-et-Marne), France
  • Photography: D.Rousselot
  • Contracting authority: Inter-municipal Syndicate of Boundary Developers
  • Architecture, engineering, design: DVVD – Paula Castro, Céline Cerisier, Vincent Dominguez, Toma Dryjski, Bertrand Potel, Louis Ratajczak, Daniel Vaniche
  • Project manager: Carlota Guillen
  • Contractors: Segex (gros-oeuvre), Viry (charpente métallique)
  • Budget : 2 600 000 euros ex. tax
  • Span: 76 metres
  • Lenght: 67 metres
  • Width: 5 metres
  • Competition: 2010
  • Construction: 2014-2015
  • Delivery: June 2015


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