In close collaboration with the talented Seoul based architect Saul Kim, we recently designed a series of sculptural observation tower concepts: three proper observation towers and one bridge/observation tower. Each interesting structures with a height of around 12 to 15 metres.
The Flemish government selected around 40 bridges that they want to have replaced by 2030. A consortium of Arcadis, SBE and Tractebel was recently commissioned to prepare this large-scale replacement operation. The consortium has asked ipv Delft to help them create a manual outlining the desired design quality for the new bridges.
If you are interested in feasibility and/or design studies, then our latest publication might be what you are looking for: the feasibility and design studies brochure. It features several project for which we have performed such a study or quick-scan and tells you more about what to expect.
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 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.
Our very own senior designer and project leader Ivo Mulders will be speaking at the 2018 VeloCity conference in Brazil next month. The conference itself will be held from June 12th until June 15th, Ivo’s lecture is scheduled for the first day at 14:00 (Infrastructure – Small vs Big City Design). It’s a jam-packed programme, and a must for all of you involved in bicycle infrastructure. Plus, it’s a great chance to catch up or meet with Ivo… See you there!
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!