Gartenschaubrücke NEXT architects Rottweil Landesgartenschau Baden-Württemberg 2028



The Gartenschau Bridge connects the historical city of Rottweil to the green landscape of its environs. The bridge has been designed to feature in the Baden-Württemberg Landesgartenschau in 2028.
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Michel Schreinemachers, Maarten Van Der Burg, Daniël Ankone, Marie-Ellen Adebar


Miebach ingenieurbüro / Frank Miebach, Lukas Osterloff, Eli Mills, Benjamin Paniewski

Exploring the beauty of lively wooden connections

The design integrates seamlessly with the Roman town center and the nature of the Neckar river landscape. This creates a unique and vibrant connection that both stimulates the senses and provides a new functional link. The bridge, in the form of an inviting, sculptural wooden structure, runs elegantly through the landscape like a ribbon.
At the very heart of the Landesgartenschau in 2028, the wooden bridge would serve not only as a connection, but also as a living artwork that reflects the soul of the city and delivers a sustainable structure for future generations.

Situation drawing of the Gartenschaubrücke in Rottweil

Connecting the past with the present

The bridge runs in a zigzag, which gives walkers a changing perspective of the town and its surroundings. Beyond a mere connection, the bridge is experienced as a story that takes the user on a journey of discovery. At the center, the view is towards the town and Rottweil’s historic Chapel Church, whereas the wider bends offer views along the natural course of the river Neckar.

Aanzicht van Gartenschaubrücke in Rottweil

Creating maximal care with minimal impact

To minimize the impact on the environment, careful consideration has been given to the positioning of the pillars and the landings of the bridge. The bends are not purely aesthetic, but help optimize the load-bearing structure. The environmental impact is kept to a minimum by using wood for the main load-bearing structure, combined with granite decking to protect the wood from the effects of the sun and rain. The CO2 stored in the wood presents a natural and sustainable solution for this green environment. The material specifications have enabled the bridge to be made from local, renewable construction materials sourced in Germany.

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