LEIDSCHE RIJN, 1998
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF 50 BRIDGES FOR LEIDSCHE RIJN
The master plan for Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, was completed by Maxwan in 1995. As a result 150 bridges were needed to connect the streets of this new city over an extensive network of canals as part of the sustainable water-management plan. Maxwan was asked to design 50 of those bridges.
We decided not to make an issue out of the span of the bridge, but rather to treat each bridge as a segment of public street, with a railing. A good street implies efficiency. The smoothest possible links were made, curving the sides of the bridge to match the traffic setting on either side of the water. Ponds were allowed to appear in the deck of the bridge where asphalt was unnecessary.
50 bridges for cars, bikes and pedestrians
City of Utrecht
partner in charge
Catherine Visser, Rene Sangers
Kirsten van den Berg, Martijn Bus, Nadia Casabella, Eva Pfannes, Lieve de Smet-Van Damme, Jolai van der Vegt
structural engineer: ABT Delft, contractors: Van der Made, Fobi, Van Wijk, Wallaard
ROTTERDAM – jan '08
Supervision and masterplan for the area around Rotterdam Central Station.
DELTAMETROPOOL – jan '02
Conceptual planning and strategic advice concerning the new concept of The Delta Metropole ( the urban conglomeration formerly called 'Randstad', 2800 km2, 6.6 million inhabitants).
TERNEUZEN, ZEELAND – jan '03
Anamorphic painting for the walls of 6 km long Westerschelde tunnel
ALONG ANY HIGHWAY – jan '01
Housing along highways
ROTTERDAM – jan '00
A data-hotel on the A16 highway in Rotterdam
UTRECHT – jan '94
Urban Master Plan for a New Town of 30'000 houses strongly related to the City of Utrecht