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This hourglass shaped footbridge is the proposal by DWAWU Architects from Poznan, for the Iconic Pedestrian . Titled ‘Turbine Bridge,’ it is precisely that. The exterior skin of the bridge, through which two crossing paths flow, is a turbine that harnesses the power of the river. In fact this power is more than enough for the needs of the bridge, enabling it to accumulate power for additional needs.

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Back to the hourglass shape. The kink in the middle is an intelligent if a knuckle way of allowing boats passage under the bridge. Within the hourglass turbine, the idea was to create a multi-functional and functional space on the Amstel River-. Two walkways formed in the essence of hulls pass by, over and under each other. The main level acts as with a pedestrian and bicycle path. Occupying the inverse spaces are a cafe, bicycle repair shop, administration office, leisure terraces and playground.

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