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.
We optimised the slopes so they never exceed 3%. This allows any type of user to comfortably cross the river, including those in a wheelchair or on a cargo bike. The flyover is situated in such a way that it shields de Gneisenaupark from circulating traffic.
Landscape design: Hyco Verhaagen.
Structural engineering partner: Patrick Teuffel
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