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Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge
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22 Mar 2012
[AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
[AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge
The Jury for this International Competition comprised of the following professionals:
– Tutard Laetitia – Architect (French)
– Castillo Desiree – Artist / Photograph (Ecuadorian)
– Yusta Garcia Ferran – Engineer / Architect / Lecturer (Spanish)
EVALUATION AND JUDGING PROCESS
The Jury reviewed the submitted proposals based on the competition objectives and from the shortlisted competition entries selected the competition winners with an [AC‐CA] consultant overseeing each stage of the process.
Proposals were evaluated based on the following 5 main criteria:
– Intelligent and appropriate use of all design principles.
– Use of space and perceive traffic flow within the space.
– The Design’s aesthetics and originality.
– The use of sustainable material.
– Clarity and comprehensibility of the design.
From 5th to 12th March 2012.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
We received a total of 324 proposals.
COMPETITION PROJECT DISCLAMER
This was an open international competition hosted by [AC‐CA] to generate progressive contemporary design ideas. There are no plans for the Iconic Pedestrian Bridge to be built.
JUDGES’S REPORT : 1st Place
The winning project was able to combine an iconic proposal with a real urban solution. A circuit bringing us to the heights or depths, a partially submerged Ring on an extraordinary equilibrium. It swims and at the same time threatens to fly. It is a solution that engages the user to ponder on the decision of which path to choose: the underwater for a romantic and exploring passage or aerial for a bright and direct path ‐ Ring of pedestrian and environmental activity. This project suggested and boldly developed an architectural concept of passage in a unique location – creating and directing the passage above and below with such fluidity. This project can be summarised with the words ” passage ” and “discovery “. Brilliantly!
JUDGES’S REPORT : 2nd Place
This is a very poetic and minimalist proposal, which in itself could be iconic for that very reason. The drama created by the scene of people walking over the canal elevated this project, reminiscence of the “Moses Bridge”, however a different kind of proposition. The floating principle of the bridge allows for very low impact, with a very high urban effect. It is an audacious and a fresh take on the phrase “Bridge over water”. The elements of program become concrete anchor points on banks, which gives the lightness of the proposal weight. It challenges the image of the classic bridge in favor of basically walking over water. Projecting itself as an extension of walkway or sidewalks ‐ disappearance of the transition.
JUDGES’S REPORT : 3rd Place
This project was executed cleverly with light‐hearted humor and a rather risky approach. The Jury could not help but appreciated such a fresh and simple proposition capturing all the elements with an undertone of good and responsible citizenship. The proposal is a rather organic and flexible bridge that grows and shrinks with time, need, weather or specific event. It is the activity over the water that creates the passage ‐ a slow‐living organic passage. The bridge lives and exists, thanks to the way the users approach and use the space, through the identity or activity that is going on around it. This is not just a bridge but, in itself, constitutes a neighbourhood, a place or space constantly changing to meet the needs of daily life in the city. A cleverly executed, graphically presented and dynamic piece of work that essentially found a different way to push beyond the simple idea of “to cross”. Bravo!
Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge competition entry : Helixxx Bridge
images from architect
Amsterdam Pedestrian Bridge Design by Francesco Piffari
picture from Francesco Piffari
Pedestrian Bridge Architecture Competition, Amsterdam
[AMSTERDAM 03] – Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Architectural Competition
The aim of this international architecture competition is to design an Iconic Pedestrian Bridge in the Heart of Amsterdam. This is an open international competition hosted by [AC-CA] to generate progressive contemporary design ideas. There are no plans for the Iconic Pedestrian Bridge to be built. Website: www.ac-ca.org
1st PRIZE: US$ 3,000
2nd PRIZE: US$ 1,600
3rd PRIZE: US$ 800
Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition image / information from [AC-CA]
Amsterdam Pedestrian Bridge
picture : Architecture Project
Amsterdam Pedestrian Bridge : design contest entries