The green heart of Rotterdam South has been given a new lease of life. The renovation plan for the park includes wider stretches of water, undulating terrain, improved connections, and added atmosphere. The traditional city park has been adapted to the citizens of today. More people of many more different ages, lifestyles, and cultures will be making use of the park.
The new bridges were developed as objects, elegant and bold. Just like the existing bridges, the new bridges are sober in appearance, but differences in bridgeheads and centre sections, with a range of lengths and widths, combine to produce an endless variety within the family. The lines of the landscape flow into the lines of the bridge. The bridge appears to grow naturally from the landscape, but retains its own identity. While the structural requirements, load figures, production restraints, maximum inclination, and minimum headroom all contributed to the final shape of the bridge, it remained important to maintain the flowing lines, the tension in the bridgehead lines, and the slenderness of the centre section.
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address projectZuiderpark, Rotterdam
ClientGemeente Rotterdam, Rotterdam
architectRobert Alewijnse, Chris de Weijer & Richelle de Jong
teamRichelle de Jong, Harrie Hupperts
programDesign and elaboration of several bridges in the "Zuiderpark", Rotterdam
consultantsdS+V, Rotterdam | ABT Adviesbureau voor bouwtechniek, Delft/Velp i.s.m. IGWR, Gemeente Rotterdam, Rotterdam
contractorColijn Aannemersbedrijf, Werkendam
KeywordsGenius Loci / Green / Innovation / Water / Landscape / Relief /
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