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Hovenring Eindhoven cyclebridge, circle shaped bridge above highway, design of the bridge by ipv Delft

ipv Delft at Velo-city 2017 – June 13-16

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.

Zwolle public transport bridge

We are proud to announce that our design for the public transport bridge across the railway tracks near Zwolle central station has been chosen as the overall winner in a design & build competition. Dutch building firm BAM Infra Regio Civiel will be the main contractor for this large-scale project.

bridge across railway, modern slender bridge design by ipv Delft

bright red footbridge

Crossing a marshalling yard on the edge of the Port of Rotterdam, this new pedestrian bridge is a long and much needed recreational connection between city and port. Its structure is slender and efficient, and refers to the typical container cranes of the nearby port.

bridge design Taichung bridge, visualisation, design by ipv Delft

Taichung bicycle bridge

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.

Stein bridge Heidekamppark, bridge design by ipv Delft

Stein footbridge completed

The slender white pedestrian bridge marking one of the entrances to the newly built Heidekamp Park in Stein, was recently opened to the public.
With its V-shaped pylon it stands proud in its surroundings.

For more pictures, visit the project page.

Jiangxia Park Bridge Ningbo China, design by ipv Delft

Ningbo bridge selected for Round 2

America based landscape design office American G&D Group asked us to collaborate with them for a park design competition in the Chinese city of Ningbo. A substantially long pedestrian bridge was part of the project, and G&D Group asked us to deliver the bridge design. The total park design, of which our bridge is part, recently went through to the final five. This shows us that our subtle and timeless designs suit China just as much as they do the Netherlands.

Project details can be found on the G&D Group website.

London NEP competition bridge desing entry, brird view, bridge design by ipv Delft

NEP Bridge competition London

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

circular cable-stayed bicycle bridge, design by ipv Delft, Eindhoven

Belgian Steel Construction Award

Last thursday, our Hovenring was awarded the Belgian Steel Construction Award in the International Category, thanks to the involvement of Belgian steel manufacturer Victor Buyck, who was responsible for producing and building the steel structure of the circular cycle bridge. Visit Infosteel.be for further details on all nominees and winners.

UHSB bridge system with unique fence, bridge design by ipv Delft

first UHPFRC standard bridge

In close collaboration with Hi-Con Netherlands and the construction engineers at Pieters Bouwtechniek, we developed a system of standard bridges in Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC). The first standard UHPFRC bridge was opened to the public last week. It is located in the Dutch village of Pijnacker.

cycle bridge Auke Vleerstraat, Enschede, The Netherlands, bridge design by ipv Delft, low view with unique print at the bottom

ipv Delft goes USA

A delegation of ipv Delft will be visiting Marin County, California next week. We were invited by the Transportation Alternatives for Marin (TAM) to share our expertise on cycling infrastructure.

visualisation portal Poort Neerbosch, intersection reconstruction, design by ipv Delft

several underpasses commissioned

Several underpasses designed by us will soon be built. For the city of Leiden we designed three underpasses, two of which are cyclist underpasses, for the reconstruction of the Bio Science Park entrance. In the city of Nijmegen a main intersection will be transformed into an entrance to the city. For this project we designed underpasses and the total landscaping. Both projects are currentlly in the preparation phase.

swing bridge with steel pylon, Rijswijk, the netherlands, modern movable bridge

swing bridge Rijswijk

With its slender asymmetrical deck and 18-metre high pylon, the new bicycle bridge across the Rijn-Schie Canal in the Dutch city of Rijswijk is a true eye-catcher. Last week, the swing bridge designed by Dutch design office ipv Delft welcomed its first users.

circular cable-stayed bicycle bridge, design by ipv Delft, Eindhoven

Footbridge 2014 conference

From July 16th – 18th ipv Delft will be present at the international Footbridge 2014 conference in London. We will present our paper on the Hovenring, a circular cable-stayed bridge designed for the Dutch city of Eindhoven and will hold a short presentation on how to design a footbridge. Check out the full programme on https://www.footbridge2014.com

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