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Wooden Pedestrian bridge Delfzijl

Team
Michel Schreinemachers, Marijn Schenk, Bart Reuser, Jouke Sieswerda, Ilse Hartman, Veronica Tirelli
Client
Municipality Delfzijl
Type
Pedestrian and bicycle bridge
Location
Delfzijl
Collaborator
Ingenieurbüro Miebach, InVra plus
Size
65 metres
Material
Wood, Steel
Building engineer
Ingenieurbüro Miebach
Carpenter
Schaffitzel Holzindustrie

NEXT architects realizes a unique wooden bridge in Delfzijl (NL). The 65-meter-long bridge intended for cyclists and pedestrians is formed by two laminated wooden beams as the main supporting structure. It is a special project that shows the sustainable use of wood in infrastructure. This shows NEXT's ambition to integrally include sustainability and circularity and to deliver added value to the architectural design. The installation of the bridge is scheduled for November 21, 2020.

The wooden bridge forms a natural connection between the city and the sea. The inhabitants of Delfzijl can experience the connection with the Wadden Sea again. In the large-scale project of the municipality of Delfzijl, NEXT architects designed the bicycle and pedestrian bridge, which guarantees a safe crossing between the boulevard and beach. The city is getting its face again, as a gateway to the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site. The bridge is the concluding piece in the city developments.

To accentuate the route to the sea, the part of the bridge above the road and the railway is shielded from traffic passing underneath by two high wooden beams. Then the shape of the bridge follows the slope of the dike. This opens up the view of the beach and the Eems canal. The bridge thus connects the user both physically and mentally to the environment.

The shape of the wooden supports gives the bridge its own identity and signature. From a distance, the bridge derives its recognisability from its deflecting shape, up close the added value is in the experience of the wood and the contrast between open and closed as part of the route to the sea.

The enlarged city beach and the rich quality of the sea can be reached directly and safely thanks to the bridge. The bridge will be installed in November and will be accessible to everyone from autumn 2020. The Marconi Bridge was designed in collaboration with Miebach Ingenieurbüro on behalf of the Municipality of Delfzijl. The final name of the bridge will be announced at the opening of the bridge.

NEXT architects realizes a unique wooden bridge in Delfzijl (NL). The 65-meter-long bridge intended for cyclists and pedestrians is formed by two laminated wooden beams as the main supporting structure. It is a special project that shows the sustainable use of wood in infrastructure. This shows NEXT's ambition to integrally include sustainability and circularity and to deliver added value to the architectural design. The installation of the bridge is scheduled for November 21, 2020.

 

The wooden bridge forms a natural connection between the city and the sea. The inhabitants of Delfzijl can experience the connection with the Wadden Sea again. In the large-scale project of the municipality of Delfzijl, NEXT architects designed the bicycle and pedestrian bridge, which guarantees a safe crossing between the boulevard and beach. The city is getting its face again, as a gateway to the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site. The bridge is the concluding piece in the city developments.

 

To accentuate the route to the sea, the part of the bridge above the road and the railway is shielded from traffic passing underneath by two high wooden beams. Then the shape of the bridge follows the slope of the dike. This opens up the view of the beach and the Eems canal. The bridge thus connects the user both physically and mentally to the environment.

The shape of the wooden supports gives the bridge its own identity and signature. From a distance, the bridge derives its recognisability from its deflecting shape, up close the added value is in the experience of the wood and the contrast between open and closed as part of the route to the sea.

The enlarged city beach and the rich quality of the sea can be reached directly and safely thanks to the bridge. The bridge will be installed in November and will be accessible to everyone from autumn 2020. The Marconi Bridge was designed in collaboration with Miebach Ingenieurbüro on behalf of the Municipality of Delfzijl. The final name of the bridge will be announced at the opening of the bridge.