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Another entry from the [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition, the concept unveils more possibilities to just cross the Amstel river, as it intensifies Tourist-Local interactions in Amsterdam and plays a key role in extending the public space in front of the Hermitage Museum. On the other hand, the bridge gives a new experience of being very close to water and creates a public promenade with small docking areas for the local houseboats. More information from the architects comes after the jump.

Courtesy of [AC-CA] and
Mariana Popescu, Mihaela Radescu, Ovidiu Stanciu, Dimitrie Stefanescu

Description of the Architects:

We see Amsterdam as a city of differences at a small scale which emphasize its local realm. Houseboats represent a specific way of living which could better highlight the local and embed a fruitful cultural exchange between the visitors and Amsterdam’s way of living.

Sustainability is a rather over-used word in relation with materials, energy harvesting, etc.. Our approach focuses on social sustainability, by which we refer to an intensification of the interactions between locals and tourists. The bridge acts as a vibrant cultural environment from which both public and private actors can benefit.

Credits:
Mariana Popescu, Mihaela Radescu, Ovidiu Stanciu, Dimitrie Stefanescu


Courtesy of [AC-CA] and
Mariana Popescu, Mihaela Radescu, Ovidiu Stanciu, Dimitrie Stefanescu

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