Pedestrian Bridge for Koge | COBE, DISSING + WEITLING, COWI
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COBE, DISSING + WEITLING and COWI have won the competition to design a 225 meter long pedestrian bridge in Koge , Denmark, paired with a station, park and park-and-ride facility. The bridge will span over a heavy traffic area, with a train line and highway lane. Since the scale of the construction is so big, the overall shape is somewhat simplistic, with many glazed walls and discrete access stairs.
“We have designed a symbol of the development that the City of Køge is currently undergoing – a development characterized by innovation, pioneering spirit and audacity. This development will be reflected and materialized in the bridge and the surrounding park and ride facility that besides being the traffic junction of the region, also will be a distinctive landmark for the area and a symbol of Denmark’s strive towards a sustainable future,” says Dan Stubbergaard, Founder and Creative Director at COBE.
The materials used are contrary, but also complementary. The exterior will imitate its surrounding architectural environment, use cladding of perforated steel plates (which will also help improve time spent on building, since the bridge is scheduled to be finished by 2018) while the interior is covered in wooden lamellae, in order to counterbalance the harsh aesthetic of the steel and to create an inviting environment, in which pedestrians will enjoy the travel from one part to another.