Bridge in Amsterdam

This project was a competition entry for a pedestrian bridge on the Amstel River in front of the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam.

Referencing the nautical history of the Netherlands, the form is inspired by the wooden ribs of a ship. The laminated wooden ribs vary in size accross the bridge to accommodate a variety of programs. At each entrance of the bridge, the wooden ribs are high enough to act as a roof over a cafe and bicycle repair shop. As the bridge rises above the water, the ribs decrease in size to function as a handrail and allow for a view of the city.

Bicycle traffic is separated from pedestrians by a change in material from wood to laminated structural glass. The space between the wooden ribs allow for bike parking along the length of the bridge.

Amsterdam Bridge
Amsterdam Bridge
Amsterdam Bridge Diagram
Amsterdam Bridge Model Diagram

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