gjøde & povlsgaard arkitekter elevates the infinite bridge over danish coast
gjøde & povlsgaard arkitekter elevates the infinite bridge over danish coast gjøde & povlsgaard arkitekter elevates the infinite bridge over danish coast
jul 07, 2015
gjøde & povlsgaard arkitekter elevates the infinite bridge over danish coast


gjøde & povlsgaard arkitekter elevate the infinite bridge over danish seaside
image © aarhus I billeder 

 

 

 

during this year’s sculpture by the sea festival in aarhus, denmark, danish practice gjøde & povlsgaard arkitekter have added ‘the infinite bridge’ to the picturesque coastal landscape. the circular structure spans from the sandy shore out to sea, elevated just above the surface of the water — depending on the tide. the infinite bridge’ has been realized for the exact location, and refers to a historical, demolished jetty on the site.

the infinite bridge sculpture by the sea gjøde & povlsgaard arkitekter
a 60-meter diameter spans from the shore out to sea 
image © aarhus I billeder 

 

 

 

beginning at the coast, visitors follow the ring-shaped formation from the beach to the water’s depths, making their way around the vast and continuous construction.the center is situated at the end of a groin, and the construction is positioned half on the beach and half in the sea. a 60-meter diameter separates spectators on the seaside from the participating pedestrians situated at the furthest point from the coast.

the infinite bridge sculpture by the sea gjøde & povlsgaard arkitekter
‘the infinite bridge’ forms a circular pathway that leads visitors around the coast 
image © danish TM

 

 

 

as if walking on water, those traversing the circumference of ‘the infinite bridge’ encounter the surrounding landscape from a variety of angles and orientations. the unparalleled vantage point, height and depth above the water offer a panoramic view otherwise unable to be experienced and enjoyed. ‘from the infinite bridge it is possible to experience the city and the bay as an endless panoramic composition,’ the team at gjøde & povlsgaard architects describe. ‘visitors get the opportunity to take time to immerse in nature and contemplate it from new, usually inaccessible spots.’

the infinite bridge sculpture by the sea gjøde & povlsgaard arkitekter
the deck leads visitors to unique vantage points of the surrounding landscape 
image © aarhus I billeder 

gjøde & povlsgaard arkitekter elevates the infinite bridge over danish coast
the bridge connects the beach to the inner depths of the water 
photo by ole hein petersen / courtesy of sculpture by the sea

the infinite bridge sculpture by the sea gjøde & povlsgaard arkitekter
visitors walk along the circumference of the ring-shaped bridge
image © peter hastrup jensen 

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