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Colorado River Bridge Hotel by Michael Jantzen

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Colorado River Bridge Hotel is a design proposal for a very site specific luxury eco-hotel that would span the Colorado River in the form of a large bridge. The design exploits in great detail, the wonders of a specific site on the river without disturbing it in any diverse way.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: Colorado River Bridge Hotel
  • Location: Colorado

Under the Bridge in Stockholm, Sweden by VISIONDIVISION

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Article source: visiondivision

Stockholm’s many islands has created a beautiful city to live in but it has also created barriers between the inner city and the suburbs. Large scale bridges connects many of these places to each other, often built with the car in mind.

Tranebergsbron is one of the most beautiful bridges in Stockholm and connects the city island Kungsholmen with the western suburbs. It was completed in 1934, at that time having the world’s largest bridge vaults in concrete.


  • Architects: VISIONDIVISION
  • Project: Under the Bridge
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Software used: Autocad and Photoshop

New pedestrian and bicycle bridge in Caluire-et-Cuire, France by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

The Grand Lyon is building a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Rhone.

It will link the 6th arrondissement in Lyon to the Park of Saint‐Clair at Caluire‐et‐Cuire.

On 12 December awaits all bridge interested citizens a highlight of the construction.

Image Courtesy © Michael Zimmermann

  • Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
  • Project: new pedestrian and bicycle bridge
  • Location: Caluire-et-Cuire, France
  • Photography: Michael Zimmermann
  • Engineers: SBP
  • Length: 220 m
  • Clear span: 157 m
  • Large: 1,5m, 5m, 8,8m
  • Weight: 800 tons
  • Competition: January 2008
  • Start of planning: April 2009
  • Start of construction: November 2011
  • Finished: 2014

Changsha Meixi Lake Pedestrian bridge by NEXT Architects

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Article source: NEXT Architects

NEXT architects is awarded a first prize in an international competition in Meixi Lake besides Changsha capital of Hunan province in China. NEXT designed a bridge that is more than just a connection. The pedestrian bridge is one of the key projects within the Dragon King Harbor River development part of the vast development of the new lake district. Construction is scheduled for next year.

Image Courtesy © NEXT Architects

  • Architects: NEXT Architects
  • Project: Changsha Meixi Lake Pedestrian bridge

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts by Rosales + Partners

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Article source: Rosales + Partners

A part of the Central Artery Tunnel Project, the Leonard P. Zakim Bridge is the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world and the only asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge in the United States. The 1,475’ (449.5m) structure features twin inverted Y-shaped towers and a 745’ (227m) main span.

Image Courtesy © Rosales + Partners

  • Architects: Rosales + Partners
  • Project: Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A
  • Type: Asymmetrical Cable-Stayed
  • Services: Preliminary Design and Community Participation
  • Cost: $115 Million
  • Completion Date: 2003

BRIDGE OLYMPIC STADIUM in Amsterdam, Netherlands by René van Zuuk Architects bv

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: René van Zuuk Architects bv

The “Na-Druk-Geluk-Brug” is part of the new public space around the Olympic stadium in the Noord-Zuid As area of Amsterdam. The 1928 Olympic stadium was completely renovated and updated to contemporary standards in the late nineties while considering the spirit of the original design made by Jan Wils.

Image Courtesy © René van Zuuk Architects bv

ACADEMIA Bridge in Venice, Italy by ///byn

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Article source: ///byn

Canaletto understood Venice as a timeless place composed from exceptions. Inspired by the artisan tradition of glass, we searched the possibility of creating a transparent glass structure made solid though the geometry of every piece and the union between them. The structural design is based on two concentric skins that linked by circulation elements make a structural arch. The circulation paths modify the geometry of the bridge giving an asymmetrical position on top of the Grand Canal.

Image Courtesy © ///byn

  • Architects: ///byn
  • Project: ACADEMIA Bridge
  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Team: Vince
  • Rendering: ///byn & Vince for ///byn
  • AREA: 1,250M2
  • YEAR: 2006
  • STATUS: Theoretical Competition
  • PROGRAM: Pedestrian Bridge with City Museum and public cafe
  • CLIENT: Arquitectum Competition




  • 2D: AutoCAD
  • 3D: Rhinoceros (grasshopper plug-in)
  • RENDERING: Vray for Rhino & VRay for 3DMax
  • GRAPHICS: Adobe suite

Smedenpoort in Bruges, Belgium by Ney&Partners

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Article source: Ney&Partners 


Design and complete analysis of the architecture and the stability.


The Smedenpoort, a historical gateway to the city of Bruges from the 13th-14th century, is in its current state to narrow to organize a fluid traffic of cars, pedestrians and cyclists. The city of Bruges decided in concertation with the Commission of Monuments and Landscapes to add new footbridges on the both sides of the existing building.

Image Courtesy © A. Trellu – Ney&Partners

  • Architects: Ney&Partners
  • Project: Smedenpoort
  • Location: Bruges, Belgium
  • Photography: A. Trellu – Ney&Partners
  • Engineering design: 2009-2010
  • Construction: 2011-2012
  • Client: City of Bruges
  • Site: B-Bruges
  • Dimensions: 60 m
  • State: Completed

Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc international competition in Bordeaux, France by OMA

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Article source: OMA

ROTTERDAM – 14 June 2013 - OMA’s design for a new bridge across the river Garonne in Bordeaux has been selected as one of two final competing projects by the city authorities. OMA’s stripped-down design for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc attempts to rethink the civic function and symbolism of a 21st century bridge.

Image Courtesy © OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc international competition
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Photography: OMA

Tension Band Bridge in Tirschenreuth, Germany by ANNABAU

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Article source: ANNABAU


The design for the tension band bridge was developed in cooperation of ANNABAU (architects) and Schüßler-Plan (structural engineers) in the context of a competition for the „Landesgartenschau Tirschenreuth 2013“ (Garden Festival Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany) and was selected for implementation.

Image Courtesy © Joosten

  • Architects: ANNABAU
  • Project: Tension Band Bridge
  • Location: Tirschenreuth, Germany
  • Photography: Joosten
  • Length: 85m
  • Competition winning entry: 2009
  • Completion: May 2013
  • Planning stages: LP 2-8
  • Client: Stadt Tirschenreuth
  • Construction costs: 780.000€
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