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Dafne Schippers Bridge

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NEXT architects, Bureau B+B, Rudy Uytenhaak
location Utrecht
function bridge, landmark
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The Dafne Schippers bridge serves a variety of interests. Cyclists, neighbourhood residents, a local primary school, the municipality, and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment were all involved. The unique design integrates a bicycle and pedestrian bridge with a school and park, forming a cohesive whole. The bridge, which crosses the Amsterdam-Rhine canal in Utrecht, is the main link in the express cycling route that connects the historical city centre with the new neighbourhood Leidsche Rijn. Cyclists cycle to a height of nine metres as they veer around Victor Hugo park in a wide bend, taking them across the roof of the school and over the canal. In addition, by integrating functions and making the bridge an integral part of the public space, it forms an important meeting point for local residents and schoolchildren. The double land use with maximum space for greenery makes the Dafne Schippers bridge unique, not just as a bridge but also as a place in its own right.

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Dafne Schippers Bridge
Victor Hugoplantsoen 33
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Completion 4- 2017
Floor area/size 2700 m2
Cost € 7000000,-
Main designer, ArchitectNEXT architects
Urban plannerBureau B+B
ArchitectRudy Uytenhaak
lighting designerArup
structural engineerArup
sustainability consultantDWa
structural engineerPieters Bouwtechniek
building costs consultantVitruvius bouwkostenadvies
Client Municipality of Utrecht
Project ID 20690
Latitude/Longitude 52°05'15N 05°04'50E
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