US based media company Forbes has picked up on our publication about the Zwolle public transport bridge. Transport and infrastructure journalist Carlton Reid wrote an interesting article on both the Zwolle bridge and various other ipv Delft projects. Outstanding free publicity for us! And a good read for anyone interested in infrastructure and bridge design.
The Western Australia Department of Transport has recently appointed us designated architect for the feasibility study of a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge across the Swan River in Perth. The existing Causeway Bridge will in future altered to allow more traffic as well as public transport, leaving no room for cyclists and pedestrians. Cyclists and pedestrians will however have to be able to cross the river and Heirisson Island once the Causeway bridge has been adapted. The feasibility study will therefore focus on building a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge in the vicinity of the existing Causeway bridge.
Next week two of our senior designers will be heading off to Perth for the kick-off week. Engineering office WSP is our Australian partner in this project.
For a competition in Heidelberg we designed a bicycle connection spanning the river Neckar and two adjoining roads. The design comprises a continuous hovering ribbon over 500 meters in length. It features three arches that gently mirror the Odenwald mountains and form a gateway to the city of Heidelberg. With separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrians and a maximum slope of 3 %, the bridge offers both safety and comfort to all users.
For more info on the design, check out the the project page.
Adriaan Kok has recently been on a tour in the US and Canada, promoting our expertise and sharing insights and advice on bicycle infrastructure. Among the cities visited were Indianapolis, Saint Louis, Boston, Toronto and Richmond to name a few. Field trips such as these were also part of the programme. Want to know more about Adriaan and his vision? Check out our interview about the design of the Hovenring.
As much as pictures can tell a story, there is more to say about the Nigtevecht bicycle bridge project than pictures and basic data can show. That’s why we have asked Diane Daniel to interview senior designer Ivo Mulders on how the project came about. You can read the interview on the project page.
The N274 bicycle bridge near the village of Schinveld in the Netherlands has officially been opened. The result of a collaboration with renowned Dutch artist Marijke de Goey marks the northern entrance to the Parkstad area in the southern province of Limburg. The entire structure is in cast-in-situ concrete.
American journalist Diane Daniels has interviewed some of our senior designers about the iconic bridges they have recently designed and seen completed. The first of those interviews has now been published right here on our website. It’s focus is on the Rijswijk swing bridge and you can find it on the project page.
Senior designer and project leader Adriaan Kok is currently overseas, touring the US and Canada. Until the end of January, he will be sharing our expertise, having discussions about bicycle infrastructure, placemaking and bridge design and interacting with a wide variety of professionals ranging from top-level management, architects and bridge designers to bicycle advocates.
The tour includes visits to Marin, Oakland, Indianapolis, Saint Louis, Richmond and Boston and concludes in Toronto, Canada.
Want to see more of our projects? We have now added a videos page to our website. It contains all our project videos and can be found here. Enjoy!
The Europalaan bridge in Beek near the Dutch city of Maastricht has recently been completed. The 54 meters long steel bicycle bridge is slender and sleek and meanders through the landscape like a silvery white snake. More info and pictures on the project page.