AMSTEL BRIDGE - competition | Amsterdam | Netherlands

"The value of ornament in contemporary infrastructure"
The proposal considers the dual circulation of traffic (pedestrian / bicycle) as it harmoniously connects the existing neighborhoods on the east bank of the Amstel River through a spatially varied form articulating the new entrance to the Hermitage Amsterdam Museum. The bridge, being one of simplest architectural intentions, inevitably takes its form through intuitive resolution addressing several technical issues (slopes, program, structure in relation to ornament) but ultimately the piece is thought poetically as a ‘line’ jumping from one edge to another.