Pedestrian Bridge

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The design of this bridge is based on 2 main principles. The first being the transition from a curated past [the hermitage] to a wide open, undefined, future [the current city] with all of the necessary amentities needed to explore the city ready and waiting for you at the other end. The second principle is the idea of glimpses and defined windows. As one explores Amsterdam it becomes evident that it is rather voyeuristic, but in a coy way. You’re given glimpses of a path down curvy streets or glimpses of women through purposely defined windows. This effect was translated into the broken slat design and defined windows of the bridge. The warmth and sustainability of the project comes through with the use of reclaimed and repurposed wood, from retired or unusable canal boats, as the main material.

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