minimal carbon-fiber bridge designed by damjan bradač arhitekt in slovenia
minimal carbon-fiber bridge designed by damjan bradač arhitekt in slovenia minimal carbon-fiber bridge designed by damjan bradač arhitekt in slovenia
jul 06, 2016

minimal carbon-fiber bridge designed by damjan bradač arhitekt in slovenia

minimal carbon-fiber bridge designed by damjan bradač arhitekt in slovenia




when faced with designing a bridge in ljubljana, slovenia architect damjan bradač approached the challenge with nautical engineering in mind.

architectural details provide just enough disparity to be distinguishable from surroundings
images © damjan bradač arhitekt



similar in many design-related issues, damjan bradač—with colleagues mark koritnik and maria coutinho—have conceived the structure so that it enables high-functionality, while remaining minimal in mass. this philosophy dictated the selection of carbon-fiber—a proven standard in racing and vessel design— as well as the minimal arching form. smart, light, and elegant, the ‘carbon-fiber bridge’ blends in, rather than obscure the surroundings of its planned location.

carbon-fiber bridge damjan bradač arhitekt
bridge pathway with curving handrail

arcing understructure

aerial view

carbon-fiber bridge damjan bradač arhitekt
form and material selections are determined by function

carbon-fiber sections

eastern bank connection with pilling system

carbon-fiber bridge damjan bradač arhitekt
opposite bank (west)

materials graphic

carbon-fiber bridge damjan bradač arhitekt
construction diagram




project info:


architect: damjan bradač
design team: mark koritnik, maria leonor coutinho
construction: jernej jakopin, jaka zevnik, angelo zigon
material: carbon-fiber composite
dimensions: 25 m x 7 m
height: 0.15 m – 2.20 m
area: 132 m2
location : ljubljana, slovenia



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edited by: nick brink | designboom



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