Grass-Covered Bridge in Amsterdam Doubles as Public Park | WebUrbanist


Land bridge over the Amstel River. From weburbanist.com.

I love these kinds of bridges. The Web Urbanist shows us this submission for a competition for a new bridge over the Amstel River in Amsterdam that, unlike a traditional bridge, creates a big, wide, park-like space with a path for pedestrians and cyclists.

Diagram of the bridge. From weburbanist.com.

When I saw it I first thought it was by Bjarke Ingels Group, both because of the undulating design of the park itself reminiscent of their Maritime Youth House and because the graphic style is similar to that used by BIG, but in fact, it was designed by Aïe Architects.

In winter. From weburbanist.com

Unfortunately, this design didn’t win the competition. I hope that the winning project was actually better than this, and not cheaper or something like that, because I personally would love to have a bridge like this in my city.

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