parametric design project pedestrian bridge |amsterdam _netherlands

'the aim of this international competition is to design an iconic pedestrian bridge in the heart of amsterdam. the architecture of this new structure should reflect contemporary design tendencies. the proposal must not only attend to the specific function but the design should also take into con- sideration the urban insertion and impact geared towards creating a new architectural symbol for an european capital city. this competition hopes to achieve the following:

_encourage and reward design excellence between architecture and engineering.

_research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an original footbridge.

_to generate the discussion of ideas regarding the functionality of bridges in relation with art and sculpture.

_encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.'

concept goal _generating an extremely tender and filigree metallic 3D-meshwork with a translucent pavement. the site will become ephemeral and delicate, defining the bridge as a transitory space where your mood is beeing relieved and exhilarated.

designed by _matthias karch

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