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
MissionComplete mission for architectural and structural design.Study2010-2011Execution2012-2012ClientCity of AmsterdamBudget€1.800.000Length105mArchitectNey & PartnersSiteAmsterdam, Netherlands show on mapImage creditsStijn Bollaert, Ney & Partners