‘flux’ by architecture project all images courtesy of architecture project

malta-based architecture firm architecture project has developed a submission for the [ac-ca] amsterdam iconic pedestrian bridge competition 2012, titled ‘flux’. the practice decided to focus on the feature of the former amstelhof facade, which faces one of the longest uninterrupted water paths in the city causing weak wayfarer accessibility. the new approach to the museum and its garden is to directly connect to the opposite bank of the amstel, this can be achieved by creating a passageway beneath the river that connects it to the aqueduct.

architecture project: flux the pedestrian pathway boroughs beneath the water leaving both flows uninterrupted

by rethinking the act of bridging the waterway, the proposal reconnects the banks by means of an undulating urban landscape that burrows beneath the liquid surface – an overpass for maritime flow above – this allows the inlet to remain visually uninterrupted except for a glazed building emerging out of the canal. as people cross the channel, the viewpoint café, emerging from the center of the tributary, turns the short stop into a scenic experience which can be enjoyed in any weather condition and at any time.

architecture project: flux the geometry of the sunken walls emphasises the approach to the hermitage museum

architecture project: flux the brick valley is illuminated and the coffee shop becomes a subtle landmark

architecture project: flux diagrammatic sequence – connect, diversify, flux, direct, emerge

architecture project: flux plans and section

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