A bridge with a view a view with a bridge. Identifying design considerations for bridges to strengthen regional identity

Abstract

This paper discusses design considerations for creating high quality infrastructural artefacts with an emphasis on bridges. The authors pursue a design study and analysis approach to highlight the specifics of infrastructure design for regional identity, based on their own work on a bridge ensemble in the Dutch Zaanstreek region. Two highlights of this work, the award winning Juliana Bridge and the wildlife crossing in Rijssen, are used to illustrate how to create good infrastructure design in sensitive contexts, without making use of neo-vernacular methods.

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Author Biographies

Joris Smits, TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Joris Smits is an architect at Royal HaskoningDHV and Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands)

Frank van der Hoeven, TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Frank van der Hoeven is an Associate Professor of Urban Design and Director of Research at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands)

How to Cite
SMITS, Joris; VAN DER HOEVEN, Frank. A bridge with a view a view with a bridge. Identifying design considerations for bridges to strengthen regional identity. Research in Urbanism Series, [S.l.], v. 3, p. 135-158, apr. 2015. ISSN 1879-8217. Available at: <https://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/rius/article/view/833>. Date accessed: 20 feb. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/rius.3.833.

Keywords

regional identity; architecture; bridge; wildlife crossing; Zaanstad; Dommel Bridge; Highway of the Future; Hoogtij Bridge; Zuidelijke Randweg Bridge; Butterfly Bridge; Prins Bernhard Bridge; Zaanbridge; Juliana Bridge; Rijssen wildlife crossing

Published
2015-04-27