Bridges & Mobility
Bridges establish connectedness and enhance the value of urban settings for residents and users in more than one way. While establishing physical links to increase societal mobility, bridges can also serve as social links by generating proximity and interaction among people.
At Gottlieb Paludan Architects, our bridge design focuses on a simplicity of style, and we give high priority to ensuring that our designs respect the settings. We appreciate the value of developing the design and structural features through interaction and that a bridge must above all be functional.
Constructability, use and maintenance are key features of our bridge design; this is where simplicity can be beneficial for constructional reasons. When designing bridges, we always take pains to ensure that the architectural and engineering tasks are two sides of the same coin, which is why they must be considered as a whole.
We seek to develop robust design concepts which are adaptable to changes that inevitably arise during a design and project planning process, without losing sight of the architectural concept along the way.
Gottlieb Paludan Architects designs bridges in all scales and for all environments. From small-scale cycling bridges and footbridges in urban settings to large bridges spanning roads and watercourses. We are responsible for bridges such as Byens Bro (Odense, Denmark), Funder Ådal Motorway Bridge (Silkeborg, Denmark), a new footbridge in Tyresta National Park (Vendelsö, Sweden) and footbridges for Network Rail in the UK.