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

Land bridge over the Amstel River. From

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

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

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.


About Dave Munson
This blog is about architecture, cities, and myself.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: