For a competition in Heidelberg we have 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, spanning 139m 94m and 44m respectively.
The gentle arches mirror the Odenwald mountains and form a gateway to the city of Heidelberg, The arches were optimised using parametric structural analysis, resulting in a very slender design. We put our effort in vastly increasing cycling comfort and safety. We therefore designed conflict-free paths and intersections for cyclists and pedestrians.