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Windesheim bridges

Team
Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers with Wiebe Strick, Eilish Camplisson
Client
Windesheim Estate Foundation
Type
Pedestrian bridges
Location
Windesheim Estate, Windesheim / NL
Collaborator
H+N+S Landscape Architects
Size
8 bridges of ca. 10m
Contractor
AIC Partners
Constructor
ABT

Windesheim is an estate of approximately 570 hectares located near the town Windersheim in the Dutch region of Overijssel, south of Zwolle. At the heart of the estate are the remains of an ancient property that are protected as a national monument. Not only the historic buildings and monumental fencing at the entrances are protected, but also house ruins, various garden ornaments, vases and brick bridges.

H+N+S Landscape Architects developed the Outline Plan for this special park. Here, the 8 bridges designed by NEXT take a special place as a series of resting points to sit during a walk through the park. Through their design as elegant, slender, pure and visible bar bridges, they stand in contrast with the surrounding nature and offer beautiful views over the water. No support points are used under the bridges. In this way, the view over the water, under the bridges, remains undisturbed. As important visual landmarks, they are the ‘jewels’ of the park.