Exactly 25 years ago today, ipv Delft was born. We have had twentyfive inspiring years, in which we were able to deepen our knowledge and expertise and completed many wonderful projects. We could not have done it without our clients, so thank you all! We are looking forward to many more years of inspired collaboration.
Our work for the LA River bike path gap closure project has now entered the next phase. We have started working on the preliminary designs for all built structures necessary along the 8-mile stretch of new bicycle path. This includes elevated bicycle paths, underpasses and bridges. The project is located in LA’s most densely built-up area. Existing rail and road infrastructure limits available space and offers massive challenges.
We have been commissioned by Jacobs Engineering Group, who together with Alta Planning + Design, have been appointed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to deliver on the new bike path.
The Western Australian government is currently looking at local companies’ expressions of interest for the final design and construction alliance contract procurement for the Swan River bridges in Perth. Shortlisted proponents will be invited to submit a request for proposals in about two months time. Our design for the two bicycle and pedestrian bridges was inspired by local history and culture.
With all the lights installed and properly adjusted, the Tegenbosch bicycle bridge has now officially been completed. The network arch bridge with a 130 meter main span has been well received by cyclists.
On the edge of the Dutch city of Eindhoven, this landmark bicycle bridge is nearing completion. The 160-metre long network arch bridge across the A2 motorway will be opened officially in mid-November, but cyclists and pedestrians will be able to start using it this friday.
The Western Australian Government has announced that a new bicycle and pedestrian connection will be built across the Swan River in Perth. We made the initial design for this, comprising of two iconic cable-stayed bridges. The new connection will gravely improve traffic flow and allows cyclists and pedestrians to safely cross the Swan River. Read more about it on our project page.
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.