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The Jetty – bridge to the Mont Saint-Michel in France by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Creating a new access to one of the most remarkable cultural monuments and landscapes in Europe is a rare challenge for the design of a causeway.

The estuary of the Couesnon River surprises by the immensity of the bay surrounding the Mont Saint-Michel, by the beauty of light and the colours of the natural elements. The changing sea level by tides rising up to 14 m,  creates a repeated event exposing the forces of nature and offers a variety of landscapes alternating between land reaching far out into the sea on low tide and the water filled bay with the Mont transformed into an island as only landmark on high tide. This radical change contributes to the magic of the site.

Image Courtesy © Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Image Courtesy © Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

  • Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
  • Project: The Jetty – bridge to the Mont Saint-Michel
  • Location: Manche (50) – Normandie – France
  • Photography: David Boureau
  • Engineer: SchlaichBergermannund Partner
  • Client: Syndicat Mixte Baie du Mont
  • Project team: José Luis Fuentes, Christian Wittmeir, Guy Deshayes, Mathias Neveling, Arne Speiser
  • Contractors: Earthworks, grid works, road works, hydraulic protection works

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Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge in Tehran, Iran by Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge is located in the northern part of the city of Tehran, Iran, in a zone called Abbas Abad Lands; a 559Ha area which is mainly dedicated to cultural spaces such as libraries and museums, as well as public parks. This bridge was designed in order to address the need to improve access for pedestrians between the two parks, which are divided by major highways.  ‘Tabiat’ means ‘Nature’ in Persian language.3

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

  • Architects: Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture
  • Project: Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Photography: Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh, Sina Ahmadi
  • Architectural Team: Alireza Behzadi, Sahar Yasaei
  • Collaborators: Homa Soleimani, Mina Nikoukalam, Masoud Momeni, Adel Mohammadi, Nader Naghipour, Payam Golfeshan, Farhad Elahi
  • Structural Engineer: Maffeis Engineering spa
  • Design: September 2009-December 2010
  • Construction: September 2010-October 2014
  • Length: 270 meters
  • Area: 7680 m2
  • Weight: 2000 tons

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Garden Bridge in London, England by Heatherwick Studio

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Article source: Heatherwick Studio

Following Transport for London’s (TfL) tender for proposals to improve pedestrian links across the river, Heatherwick Studio and actor and campaigner Joanna Lumley have developed an idea for a new pedestrian ‘Garden Bridge’ across the River Thames; a scheme to connect North and South London with a garden. As one of the greenest cities of its size in the world, this precious new piece of landscape will add to London’s rich and diverse horticultural heritage of heathlands, parks, squares, allotments and community gardens and support many indigenous river edge plant species.

Image Courtesy © Heatherwick Studio

Image Courtesy © Heatherwick Studio

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Footbridge Ribja brv in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Arhitektura d.o.o.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Arhitektura d.o.o.

It is often believed that Plečnik was inspired by Venice and its bridges in his rearrangement of Keller’s concrete river bed of Ljubljanica. What exactly Plečnik had in mind, we do not know today but one thing is certain: due to Plečnik’s interventions the ambience and layout of Ljubljanica riverside has a Venetian flair. As in Venice, Plečnik envisaged and placed several new bridges over the river. Two of them, namely the Triple Bridge and the Shoemakers’ bridge, were realized as public areas, new public spaces, which were liberated from the river and given to the citizens.

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

  • Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
  • Project: Footbridge Ribja brv
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Photography: Miran Kambič
  • Authors: Architect Peter Gabrijelčič, Architect Boštjan Gabrijelčič, Ingeneer Gregor Cipot
  • Collaborators: Architect Tomaž Budkovič, Ingeneer Daniel Zorec, Ingeneer Simon Sever

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Ölhafen Bridge in Raunheim, Germany by schneider+schumacher

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Article source: schneider+schumacher

The new white oil terminal bridge is an elegant, curved structure. It spans the 70m wide entrance to the oil terminal harbour in Raunheim with a spiralling access ramp. This sculptural bridge design stems from Frankfurt architects schneider+schumacher.

The clients for the bridge appointed Schüßler-Plan as structural engineers. The bridge’s location is, on the one hand, influenced by the industrial character of the harbour, and on the other, by the River Main that runs parallel to it, with its attractive embankment and mature trees. The bridge will primarily be used by cyclists and pedestrians.

Image Courtesy © Schneider+Schumacher

Image Courtesy © Schneider+Schumacher

  • Architects: schneider+schumacher
  • Project: Ölhafen Bridge
  • Location: Raunheim, Germany
  • Client: Stadt Raunheim (“Drei gewinnt. Interkommunaler Stadtumbau Rüsselsheim, Raunheim, Kelsterbach”)
  • Project architects: Michael Schumacher, Karlo Filipovic
  • Project manager: Ingo Weißer (Schüßler-Plan Ingenieure GmbH)
  • Structural engineers: Schüßler-Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
  • Project steering: NH ProjektStadt (Unternehmensgruppe Nassauische Heimstätte/Wohnstadt)
  • Awards: Baukultur in Hessen 2013_Landeswettbewerb “ZUSAMMEN GEBAUT”_Leben mit Wasser
  • Competition: 05/2009 – 06/2009
  • Planning period: 07/2009 – 12/2009
  • Construction period: 2012-2013

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Artists’ Studio Bridge in San Diego, United States by Safdie Rabines Architects

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Article source: Safdie Rabines Architects

The studio project is for two artists wishing to create a new work space while minimizing the impact of any new construction on the natural landscape of their property. The studio is located to the rear of their home, connecting it to a beautiful portion of the site which prior to the addition was inaccessible.

Image Courtesy © Artists' Studio

Image Courtesy © Artists’ Studio

Architects: Safdie Rabines Architects
Project: Artists’ Studio Bridge
Location: San Diego, United States
Photography: Artists’ Studio (more…)

The Ravelijn Bridge in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands by RO&AD Architecten

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Article source: RO&AD Architecten

Short History

The Ravelijn “Op den Zoom” is a fortress-island of the city of Bergen op Zoom in The Netherlands which is made in the beginning of the 18th century by Menno van Coehoorn, a famous fortress builder. This is the only “ravelijn” of him still present. The fortress was originally only accessible by boat , so supplies and soldiers had to be rowed the 80 meters to the fortress. The original entrance is still present just above the waterline At the end of the 19th century the fortress lost its defensive function. In 1930 a raised wooden bridge was added. Nowadays the island-fortress is mainly used for small public and private events.

Image Courtesy © Erik Stekelenburg

Image Courtesy © Erik Stekelenburg

  • Architects: RO&AD Architecten
  • Project: The Ravelijn Bridge
  • Location:  Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Erik Stekelenburg, RO&AD Architecten
  • Design team: Ro Koster, Ad Kil, Martin van Overveld, Commisioner, City Council of Bergen op Zoom
  • Structural Engineer: W2N Engineers, Drachten, The Netherlands
  • Contractor: Allflex, Halsteren, The Netherlands
  • Construction time: 3 months, finished  March 2014
  • Total length: 80 meters
  • Function: Pedestrian bridge

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Footbridge in Candiac, Canada by Lemay

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Article source: Lemay

With its new footbridge, the City of Candiac, located in the suburbs of Montreal, wished to establish a strong landmark while connecting its northern and southern sectors previously separated by a major highway. As the symbolic entry of this growing city, the footbridge had to be harmoniously integrated into the landscape.

Image Courtesy © François Descôteaux

Image Courtesy © François Descôteaux

  • Architects: Lemay
  • Project: Footbridge Candiac
  • Location: Candiac, Canada
  • Photography: François Descôteaux
  • Designer: Bryan Marchand
  • Urban designer: Damien Leman

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Passerella nella Valle dei Templi in Agrigento, Italy by COTTONE+INDELICATO ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Article source: COTTONE+INDELICATO ARCHITECTS

The walkway is designed as a sculptural element that integrates with the enchanting context of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, and establishes a dialogue with it that draws inspiration from the landscape and architectural features of the place.
The main purpose of the pedestrian walkway is to restore unity to the location of the archaeological park, divided by crossing the state road 118; and allow for safe enjoyment of the park, giving visitors the perception of this as a unique and organic.

Image Courtesy © COTTONE+INDELICATO ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © COTTONE+INDELICATO ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: COTTONE+INDELICATO ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Passerella nella Valle dei Templi
  • Location: Agrigento, Italy
  • Project: Cottone+Indelicato, Joan Puigcorbè, Sofia Montalbano
  • Structural engineering: ABGroup Ingegneri

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BOUNCING BRIDGE in Paris, France by Atelier Zündel Cristea

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Article source: Atelier Zündel Cristea

URBAN GATHERING

With the growth of « World Cities » in the 1990’s, the contemporary notion of the Urban Gathering was born. Its essential characteristic is the creation of a specific urban sense of time through a scheduled series of varied ephemeral events. This « event urbanism » exists as part of the increasing competition between capital cities, seeking to attract and maintain highly mobile professional classes and to satisfy more stable populations with novel practices of urban space.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Atelier Zündel Cristea
  • Project: BOUNCING BRIDGE
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Renderings: Charles Wallon for Airstudio
  • CLIENT  ARCHTRIUMPH
  • STATUS Completion 2013
  • PROGRAM  «Temporary Bridge ArchTriumph 2012»
  • COLLABORATOR  TPArquitecturaiConstruccioTèxtil

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