Amsterdam, Netherlands
Vluchthaven Footbridge
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PROJECT

10.036 | Vluchthaven Footbridge

The moveable Vluchthaven footbridge connects the peninsula with the Westerdoksdijk, while also giving access to the IJDock marina. The concept consists of a thick folded and shaped sheet of steel. The form of the deck is inspired by the elegant movement of a heron’s wings during flight. This also gives the deck its needed stiffness. Shaping the deck allows for a better water management towards a series of openings on both sides of the bridge.

PROJECT DATA
Mission
Complete mission for architectural and structural design.
Study
2010-2011
Execution
2012-2012
Client
City of Amsterdam
Budget
€1.800.000
Length
105m
Architect
Ney & Partners
Site
Amsterdam, Netherlands show on mapshow on map
Image credits
Stijn Bollaert, Ney & Partners

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