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A New Viaduct for the MIL Campus of the University of Montreal in Canada by civiliti

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Article source: civiliti

A simple viaduct, located at the entrance of the University of Montréal’s future campus, creates a unique visual and spatial happening.

In forthcoming years, the University of Montréal, one of the city’s major institutions, will be opening a second campus located on a former railway yard.

Existing tracks had to be relocated in order to accommodate the new facilities and a new viaduct was built over the campus’ future access road. The site was dug to allow the underpass, then bermed up slightly to accommodate the 24-metre steel bridge structure. The reinforced concrete abutments extend into zigzagging retaining walls, creating a dynamic mineral landscape.

View of Zigzagging Retaining Walls, Image Courtesy © civiliti

  • Architects: civiliti
  • Project: A New Viaduct for the MIL Campus of the University of Montreal
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Client:
    • Service de la mise en valeur du territoire, Ville de Montréal
    • Service des infrastructures, de la voirie et des transports, Ville de Montréal
  • Architectural team:
    • Peter Soland, Lead Architect
    • Fannie Duguay-Lefebvre, Lead Urban Designer
    • Pascal Forget, Project Architect
    • Etienne Ostiguy, Project Architect

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Tintra Footbridge in Voss, Norway by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Article source: Rintala Eggertsson Architects

INTRODUCTION

In the spring of 2015 the the municipality of Voss, a municipality in western Norway, invited entrepreneurs and architects to participate in tenders for a pedestrian bridge over the river Vosso. The bridge was to replace a historic bridge, which had been taken by a flood in the river the previous year. The team of IKM Steel & Facade, SK Langeland and Rintala Eggertsson Architects won the competition with a steel lattice bridge in cor-ten steel and wooden floors, walls and ceilings in wood.

Image Courtesy © Dag Jenssen

  • Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects (Dagur Eggertsson, Vibeke Jenssen, Sami Rintala and Polona Susteric)
  • Project: Tintra Footbridge
  • Location: Russarvegen 11, 5700 Voss, Norway
  • Photography: Dag Jenssen
  • Client: Voss municipality, Sigmund Gjernes
  • Contractor: IKM Stål & Fasade, Helge Nedreskår, Helle Erevik
  • Engineering: SK Langeland, Roar Vatne
  • Light design: IGuzzini Norway, Ida Hågensen

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Høse Bridge in Suldal, Norway by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Article source: Rintala Eggertsson Architects 

The bridge is located just north of the town Sand in the municipality of Suldal on the west coast of Norway.  It is the result of extensive design process which started in 2008 after a design workshop together with Czech architect Ivan Kroupa where the inhabitants of Sand were given the opportunity to make a referendum over some of our initial ideas.

Image Courtesy © Dag Jenssen

  • Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects (Ivan Kroupa Architects)
  • Project: Høse Bridge
  • Location: Postvegen, Sand, 4230 Suldal, Norway
  • Photography: Dag Jenssen
  • Client: Lauritz Lauritzen Inge Vandvik and Alf Waage Suldal Municipality
  • Project management: Inge Hoftun, Kon-Sul AS
  • Design team: Dagur Eggertsson, Sami Rintala, Ivan Kroupa, Vibeke Jenssen, Kaori Watanabe and Ingrid Londono
  • Structural engineering: Dr. Techn. Kristoffer Apeland AS
  • Sponsor: Norwegian Public Roads Administration
  • General contractor: Endre Kvæstad, Block Berge Bygg AS
  • Subcontractor steel: Gunnar Innvær, Stål og Fasade AS

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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

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Urban Elevator in Echavacoiz, Spain by ah asociados

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Article source: ah asociados

This project emerge from an R+D+I study on Pedestrian Mobility in “Echavacoiz Norte”, commissioned by the City Council of Pamplona to the Innovation Department of ah asociados. In this research, three critical areas with historical accessibility and urban integration problems were detected and could be solved by implementing mechanical systems.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Lázaro Izquierdo

Image Courtesy © Jesús Lázaro Izquierdo

  • Architects: ah asociados (Miguel A. Alonso del Val, Rufino J. Hernández Minguillón, Marcos Escartín Miguel, Mikel Zabalza Zamarbide)
  • Project: Urban Elevator
  • Location: Echavacoiz neighborhood, Pamplona, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Lázaro Izquierdo and José Manuel Cutillas
  • Client: Strategic Projects Area, Pamplona City Council
  • Design team: Patricia Biain Ugarte (Project Manager), Esperanza Marrodán Ciordia, María José Alonso Pérez, Xabier Eskisabel Azanza
  • Engineers: Eduardo Ozcoidi Echarren (Structure), Javier Gironés Navarlaz (Facilities), Michel Aldaz García-Mina (S&H)
  • Project date: 31/01/2012
  • Start work date: 08/10/2012
  • Completion date: 03/07/2013

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The Solar Zigzag Footbridge by Jantzen studio

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: Jantzen studio

The Solar Zigzag Footbridge is a design proposal for a public functional art structure. The painted steel bridge is designed to span one hundred feet over a roadway, a stream, or a ravine. The structure is thirty-two feet tall, and eighteen feet wide. It is made from six overlapping triangular shaped steel trusses that are welded together and separated by a steel and wood planked walkway near the center, and a frame at the top that supports five large solar cell panels. The solar cell panels are used to generate electricity for the community in which the Solar Zigzag Footbridge is located, and to light the structure at night.

Image Courtesy © Jantzen studio

Image Courtesy © Jantzen studio

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Footpaths and Overlook in the Quilotoa Lake – Shalalá by Jorge Andrade Benítez, Javier Mera Luna and Daniel Moreno Flores

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: Jorge Andrade Benítez, Javier Mera Luna and Daniel Moreno Flores

This Project starts with the acknowledgment of a conceptual challenge which structures the idea that generates the proposal: Which characteristics could an overlook have to be attractive even when all its natural surroundings offer interesting (and similar) views? This is due to the fact that the project is located in the top edge of the crater of an active volcano that has a lake inside of it, which creates multiple viewing opportunities along its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Lorena Darquea

Image Courtesy © Lorena Darquea

  • Architects: Jorge Andrade BenítezJavier Mera Luna and Daniel Moreno Flores
  • Project: Footpaths and Overlook in the Quilotoa Lake – Shalalá
  • Location: Ecuador, Cotopaxi, Zumbahua, Quilotoa, Shalalá
  • Photography: Lorena Darquea, Pablo Puente, Javier Mera, Daniel Moreno Flores, Cynthia Macias Leiva, Santiago del Hierro
  • Design and construction dates: Design: 2012, Construction 2012-2013
  • Collaborators: Manuel Galárraga, María Paz Villagomez, Diana Callejas, Christian Rea, Natalia Dueñas, Juan Carlos Cisneros
  • Sponsor: Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador
  • Ministry of Tourism Coordinators: Javier Imaicela / Fernando Nieto
  • Owners of the Project: Shalalá Comunity

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Sohlbergplassen viewpoint in Stor-Elvdal, Norway by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Article source: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS

The Norwegian painter HaraldSohlberg (1869-1935) stayed in the Rondane mountain area for several years to do studies for his most famous work, Winter Night in the Mountains. The motif was a summation of sketches from several standpoints. The most recognisable position was close to where the viewpoint platform is built today.

Image Courtesy © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS

  • Architects: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS
  • Project: Sohlbergplassen viewpoint
  • Location: Stor-Elvdal, Norway
  • Photography: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS
  • Client: National road department, by HelgeStikbakke
  • Team: C-V. Hølmebakk and Christine Petersen
  • Structural Engineer: Terje Orlien (preliminary plan), Kristoffer Apeland (main plan)

Merchant Square footbridge in Grand Union Canal, England by Knight Architects

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Article source: Knight Architects

Conceived by bridge specialists Knight Architects and structural engineers AKT II following a limited design competition in 2012, the 3m wide cantilevered Merchant Square footbridge spans 20m across the Grand Union Canal and is raised using hydraulic jacks with an action similar to that of a traditional Japanese hand fan. This creates a kinetic sculpture whose silhouette is both legible and extraordinary and which is well suited to the position on Sunset Terrace next to the canal.

Image Courtesy © Knight Architects

  • Architects: Knight Architects
  • Project: Merchant Square footbridge
  • Location: Grand Union Canal, England

River Hull Footbridge by McDowell+Benedett

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Article source: McDowell+Benedett

Structure
The structure consists of a steel spine cantilevering around from a 3-dimensional braced ring structure approximately 16m in diameter. The spine is a hybrid structure with the ‘root’ section conceived as a diagrid/shell structure and the tip as a shell structure. Steel plates clad the surface of the walkways whilst horizontal bracing provides additional longitudinal stiffness.

Image Courtesy © Timothy Soar

  • Architects: McDowell+Benedett
  • Project: River Hull Footbridge
  • Photography: Timothy Soar
  • Main Contractor: Qualter Hall
  • Structural Consultants: Alan Baxter Associates
  • M&E Engineer: Qualter Hall
  • Lighting Consultant: Sutton Vane Associates
  • Landscape Architect: Grontmij
  • Public Art/Sound: Nayan Kulkarni, NK Projects (UK) Ltd
  • Civil Design: HBPW LLP
  • Civils – Bridge: A Torn Construction
  • Civils – Landscaping: Jackson Civil Engineering
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