circular hovenring cyclist bridge by ipv delft
 
circular hovenring cyclist bridge by ipv delft
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.

circular hovenring cyclist bridge by ipv delftthe steel bridge hovers above the heerbaan/meerenakkerweg intersection

circular hovenring cyclist bridge by ipv delftthe structure is comprised of a 70-meter high pylon attached by 24 steel cables and a round bridge deck

circular hovenring cyclist bridge by ipv delftthe plan achieves a more comfortable slope for both pedestrians and cyclists

circular hovenring cyclist bridge by ipv delfttogether with the lit-up pylon, the ring of light ensures the bridge’s spectacular appearance

circular hovenring cyclist bridge by ipv delftbefitting eindhoven’s identity as the ‘city of light’, unique lighting design is incorporated into the circular deck

 

 

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  • The Hovenring is a finalist at the Dutch Design Awards.
    If you like it vote on http://www.fontanel.nl/publicaward/hovenring/.

    Adriaan Kok
  • that is pretty much what we would need for the “Deichtorplatz” in Hamburg to connect the city, the art axis and the harbour city. Please ipv try to sell it to Hamburg.

    Stephan
  • Brilliant. Marvelous illumination and form. Expensive too?

    Ron Smith

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