Bruges, Belgium
Smedenpoort Footbridges
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PROJECT

10.018 | Smedenpoort Footbridges

The bridges have been designed as a ‘promenade’ around the existing gate tower. The path has been conceived as an element that embraces the existing bridge and building. The supporting elements have a reduced dimension due to the amount of anchor points and the structural use of the parapet. This also creates the effect of an extremely transparent structural design. The structure is constructed in weatherly steel and the walking surface will be made out of concrete. The use off full steel bars and the proposed details refer to the hand-made blacksmithing.

PROJECT DATA
Mission
Complete mission of architectural and structural design of two pedestrian bridges.
Study
2009-2010
Execution
2011-2012
Client
City of Bruges
Budget
€1.095.000
Length
60m
Architect
Ney & Partners
Site
Bruges, Belgium show on mapshow on map
Image credits
A. Trellu
DISTINCTIONS
2014 - Winner Footbridge Awards, category short span / 2014 - Winner Steel Competition Belgium

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