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Bridge in Tyresta National Park, Sweden

Gottlieb Paludan Architects has been selected as winners in the competition to design a new entrance area and a new bridge for Tyresta; 1.970 hectares of national park Southeast of Stockholm, Sweden.

Tyresö Municipality requested a design which takes into consideration the area’s unspoiled nature. The new main entrance to Tyresta National Park commences a route through an altering landscape consisting of both cultural landscape and a pristine nature reserve containing virgin forest. The bridge crossing Nyforsviken is an integrated part of the natural path through the national park. The design, therefore, respects the surrounding landscape and relies on a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the existing qualities. 

The bridge is designed with a straight line without supporting structures and constructed with prestressed tension rods drilled into the rock, and stabilized by a concrete bridge span, while the railings are made of stainless steel – sturdy materials that will ensure longevity and minimal consumption of materials. Gottlieb Paludan Architects’ design is described by the jury as "a bridge with a distinct design that does not compete with the pristine environment more than necessary".

The new entrance areas encompass a large main entrance from the West and a small entrance from the East. The main entrance will offer parking for cars, motorbikes, tourist busses etc. and will be linked with a new information station and a network of trails including Sörmlandsleden, Sweden’s longest hiking trail. The eastern entrance will offer parking for cars and bikes and will be connected to an open cultural landscape with a cluster of old buildings, including Alby Farm and Vicarage.

visualizations: Gottlieb Paludan Architects 

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