It’s official: we now have an international branch, ipv Delft international! The new branch will make it easier for us and our international clients to work together the world over. And yes, ipv Delft international is open for business, so do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in working with us on creating great-looking, well-functioning bicycle bridges or infrastructure!
One of our largest infrastructural projects is well on its way to completion: the 35 (!) road bridges, overpasses and wildlife crossings plus the noise barriers we designed for the new 26 km long motorway in the Buitenring Parkstad area in the most Southern part of the Netherlands. Images and more information on our project page!
The build of Nigtevecht bicycle bridge is nearing its final stages. Last weekend, the steel arch bridge spanning 104 meter was put into place during a spectacular night time event. The concrete approach spans have been constructed over the past year and the bridge is now set to be completed this summer. For more info or photos, visit the project page. A video of the night time event can be found on the building contractors Facebook page.
In order to increase traffic flow on and around both the A2 and N2 road in Eindhoven, the city council asked us to design a bicycle bridge across the motorway. We first did a feasibility and design study. This led to the final design, which is set to be built in the near future. Integrated lighting is part of the design of this slender steel bridge with a 5 meter wide two-way bicycle lane.
A contractor has been assigned for the construction of the 54 m bicycle bridge we designed for Beek. The bridge is part of a bicycle fast lane, which aims to offer cyclists a fast and safe route between the cities of Sittard and Maastricht. The steel bridge is very slender, which also goes for its two steel supports. For more info visit our project page.
Senior designer and project manager Adriaan Kok is currently on a tour across Australia, where he has already met local government, large engineering firms, cycling advocates and other parties involved with bicycle infrastructure in the Perth area. He is currently in Melbourne, doing the same and will then go on towards Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.
The West Australian recently published an article, which you can read here.
We are very proud and pleased to tell you that our Waalhaven Bridge has been highly commended at the Footbridge Awards 2017 yesterday! Curious about this project? Check it out here.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Check out the article.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The tall and slender footbridge accessing the Heidekamp Park designed for the Dutch city of Stein is currently being built. Construction is scheduled to be finished somewhere in the autumn of 2014.
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
The movable bridge we designed for Rijswijk city council is currently being built. The steel bridge deck was recently transported by boat to its final destination.