Together with ES Consult, Gottlieb Paludan Architects will design a new footbridge at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby Campus.
As part of the establishment of the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail through DTU Lyngby Campus, the stairs from a parking avenue down to Asmussens Allé off Building 303 have been removed. The transverse street across Matematiktorvet, linking the northern part of the 3rd and 4th quadrant, will therefore be connected with a footbridge intersecting the light rail at Asmussens Allé, levelling out the height difference to the parking avenue.
Gottlieb Paludan Architects’ “The Red Bridge” is designed without columns and its simple and practical design has been adjusted to DTU's visual architectural style and nature. In addition, the bridge will be painted in the hallmark lacquer red known from DTU’s logo, and the balusters will be constructed in hard oak, which is a familiar type of wood at the Campus.
The bearing structure of the footbridge is two kinked main steel girders each covering a span between two points; one at ground level near Matematiktorvet and one up at the parking lot on the other side of Asmussens Allé. The trees lining the parking avenue will be preserved as they are characteristic of the green identity at the DTU Lyngby Campus. The new footbridge helps realize DTU’s strategy and overall vision for DTU Lyngby Campus as a sustainable campus ensuring mobility and accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians alike.