Our very own Adriaan Kok will be a speaker at the 8th Australian Small Bridges Conference in November! Check out the accepted abstracts for this interesting conference. Perhaps we will meet you there…
For those interested in bicycle infrastructure and bicycle related policy and design, the international Velo-city conference is a must. Next week, the Dutch cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen are hosting Velo-city 2017. Of course, ipv Delft is there! We are hosting a CROW-session called Meet the makers, focusing on the Hovenring design and the Brief Dutch Design Manual for Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridges. We are also organising two extra-curricular excursions to the Hovenring and the Van Gogh bicycle path. Detailed info can be found on the Velo-City website.
Our design for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge in the Taiwanese city of Taichung is set to be built by the end of 2017. The Construction Bureau of Taichung city, Taiwan is planning to create a 20 kilometre long leisure path crossing the towns eastern side. America based landscape design office American G&D Group was recently chosen to be responsible for the park design. The plans include an innovative 370 m long bicycle and pedestrian bridge with supports that double as reservoirs, which we were asked to design.
The submersible Fortmond bridge is one of the nominees for the Betonprijs, the Dutch Concrete Awards. The jury praised its 6 week construction time and the fact that the bridge is designed to serve nature.
The Hovenring has earned the Dutch city of Eindhoven 4th place in Wired magazine’s list of 8 cities that show you what the future will look like. Of course, we couldn’t agree more…
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At the Vélo-City conference in Nantes, earlier this month, Adriaan Kok gave an interesting lecture on our bicycle bridge design approach. You can watch it here and get inspired!
Tomorrow at the Velo-City conference in Nantes, ipv Delft will introduce the Brief Dutch Design Manual for Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridges, an English summary of the CROW Design Guide for Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridges, which was also written by ipv Delft and published last year. More information on the publication and how to get a free download link can be found here.
We will be giving a presentation on bridge design at the international Velo-City 2015 conference in Nantes on June the 3rd. If you are interested in cycling infrastructure and urban cycling policies, check out the conference programme. Perhaps we’ll see you there!
In collaboration with Dutch engineering firm Witteveen+Bos and Winchester based Adams Hendry Consulting Ltd , we entered the Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge competition. Ours was one of over 80 entries and unfortunately wasn’t shortlisted. The jury stated we were ‘another strong team’ and that ‘there was a recognition that this design is aspirational’. We proposed a very slender single span bridge made of fiber reinforced composite, a spiraling ramp at either side and transformation of the landings into attractive recreational areas. To find out more, check http://www.nepbridgecompetition.co.uk/uploads/3/5/3/9/3539119/044_full_scheme.pdf