CTRL+N connects past and present with corten steel pedestrian bridge
CTRL+N connects past and present with corten steel pedestrian bridge CTRL+N connects past and present with corten steel pedestrian bridge
feb 28, 2015

CTRL+N connects past and present with corten steel pedestrian bridge

CTRL+N connects past and present with corten steel pedestrian bridge
all images courtesy of CTRL+N





the corten clad ‘pedestrian bridge’ by CTRL+N is situated in the mustad business park of gjovik, norway. the area is currently being redeveloped from a series of factories to an information and communication technologies zone. the bridge connects the business park to nearby gjovik’s town center and spans a total of 32 meters with two triangulated girders hidden beneath steel railings.


lighting strips along the bottom emphasize the simplicity and strength of the design. the steel accentuates the colors and tones of the existing brickwork of the adjacent buildings. contrasting elements of the grey concrete deck and illuminated strips provides a textured aesthetic to help the visually-impaired navigate. the prefabricated decking incorporate a crystalline sine-wave, referencing the streams of information going in and out, and also to the river below. the materials and form of the bridge have acted as a precursor to new developments within the site.

contrasting materiality between the corten steel cladding and concrete decking

night view of the bridge emphasizing lighting

night view looking towards mustad factory

architectural elements of the bridge are connected to the existing facade


decking elements extend beyond the bridge to continue into the landscape

bridge soon after completion, before the corten began to rust and patina




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