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circular hovenring cyclist bridge by ipv delft
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feb 05, 2013
circular hovenring cyclist bridge by ipv delft


‘circular hovenring cyclist bridge’ by ipv delft

 

 

 

like a flying saucer, the steel bridge by dutch ipv delft hovers above the heerbaan/meerenakkerweg intersection, marking the entrance point to the cities of eindhoven and veldhoven. the structure is comprised of a 70-meter high pylon attached by 24 steel cables and a round bridge deck made from steel. working alongside the challenge of appropriately integrating a proper spatial configuration, the existing infrastructure and buildings serve as the boundaries for the grades of the slopes leading up to the roundabout. by lowering the ground level of the intersection underneath by a meter and a half, the new plan achieves a more comfortable slope for pedestrians and cyclists.

 

befitting eindhoven’s identity as the ‘city of light’, unique lighting design is incorporated into the circular deck – fitted with aluminum lamellas, translucent sheeting and tube lighting, which results in a clearly visible illuminated ring in the dark. together with the lit-up pylon, the ring of light ensures the bridge’s spectacular appearance through-out the night.


the steel bridge hovers above the heerbaan/meerenakkerweg intersection


the structure is comprised of a 70-meter high pylon attached by 24 steel cables and a round bridge deck


the plan achieves a more comfortable slope for both pedestrians and cyclists


together with the lit-up pylon, the ring of light ensures the bridge’s spectacular appearance


befitting eindhoven’s identity as the ‘city of light’, unique lighting design is incorporated into the circular deck

 

 

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