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Pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Isar River, Freising

Pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Isar River
Pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Isar River
Pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Isar River
Pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Isar River

Project description

The characteristics of alluvial forests – trees, clearings, the horizontal morphology of the river landscape and ecology – provided impulses in the conceptualization of this plan. The bridge represents an elevated horizontal path through the riverside woods. It is not the shortest route between two points, but instead proceeds in a groping fashion, branching, and looking for the right path. At the same time, the pedestrian or cyclist is never lost, but can instead always verify his position along the path and amidst this beautiful forest landscape. In order to achieve the best possible integration into this natural river landscape, the supporting structure and the path are brought into perfect harmony: The paths, ramps, and steps always serve also as supporting and bearing components. The forking and branching pattern of the paths is analogous to the structure of the branch of a tree which subtlely alters its direction at the site of each budding.

Project information

warding authority
Stadt Freising, Freising, Germany

Competition
First Prize, 2013

Our services
structural engineering

Contact person
Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Gander

Team
Bergmeister Ingenieure GmbH (federführend)
J2M Architekten, Arch. Christoph Mayr, München, Germany
&structures, Univ.Prof. Oliver Englhardt, München, Germany
B&C Associati, Prof. Antonio Capsoni, Como, Italy

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J2M Architekten