Winners of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

• March 23, 2012

Last year, we introduced the calling of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition.

Recently the result is announced, we’re here to publish the top 3 winners and 7 honorable mentions out of 324 proposals.

+ Judge’s report

1st Place

_Nicolas Montesano
_Victor Vila
_Boris Hoppek
Country: Spain
Team Type: Architect
Registration Number: 039578

1st 600x445 Winners of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

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The winning project was able to combine an iconic proposal with a real urban solution. A circuit bringing us to the heights or depths, a partially submerged Ring on an extraordinary equilibrium. It swims and at the same time threatens to fly.

It is a solution that engages the user to ponder on the decision of which path to choose: the underwater for a romantic and exploring passage or aerial for a bright and direct path ? Ring of pedestrian and environmental activity.

This project suggested and boldly developed an architectural concept of passage in a unique location – creating and directing the passage above and below with such fluidity.

This project can be summarised with the words ” passage ” and “discovery “. Brilliantly !

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2nd Place

_Paul Rolland
_Hans Lefevre
_Matthieu Bergeret
Company: 2:pm architectures
Country: France
Team Type: Architect
Registration Number: 036102

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This is a very poetic and minimalist proposal, which in itself could be iconic for that very reason. The drama created by the scene of people walking over the canal elevated this project, reminiscence of the “Moses Bridge”, however a different kind of proposition. The floating principle of the bridge allows for very low impact, with a very high urban effect.

It is an audacious and a fresh take on the phrase “Bridge over water”. The elements of program become concrete anchor points on banks, which gives the lightness of the proposal weight. It challenges the image of the classic bridge in favor of basically walking over water. Projecting itself as an extension of walkway or sidewalks? disappearance of the transition.

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3rd Place

_David Rosenberg
_Tom Steel
_Dominic Weil
_Olivia Pearson
Company: Velorose + Heyne Tillett Steel
Country: United Kingdom
Team Type: Architect / Designer / Engineer
Registration Number: 039498

3rd 600x445 Winners of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

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This project was executed cleverly with light?hearted humor and a rather risky approach. The Jury could not help but appreciated such a fresh and simple proposition capturing all the elements with an undertone of good and responsible citizenship.

The proposal is a rather organic and flexible bridge that grows and shrinks with time, need, weather or specific event. It is the activity over the water that creates the passage ? a slow?living organic passage. The bridge lives and exists, thanks to the way the users approach and use the space, through the identity or activity that is going on around it.

This is not just a bridge but, in itself, constitutes a neighbourhood, a place or space constantly changing to meet the needs of daily life in the city.

A cleverly executed, graphically presented and dynamic piece of work that essentially found a different way to push beyond the simple idea of “to cross”. Bravo!

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Honorable Mentions

_Maarten den Teuling
_Lisa Tang
Country: Netherlands
Team Type: Architect
Registration Number: 036876

Honorable Mentions 036876 600x445 Winners of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

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_Reinaldo Nishimura
_Luiz Nogueira
_Ari Miaciro
_Evangelina Galvão
Country: Brazil
Team Type: Architect
Registration Number: 037738

Honorable Mentions 037738 600x440 Winners of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

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_Alex Letteboer
_Menno Roefs
_Gijs Libourel
Country: Netherlands
Team Type: Architect
Registration Number: 039056

Honorable Mentions 039056 600x445 Winners of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

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_Yeonmoon Kim
_Younggyu Lim
Country: South Korea
Team Type: Student
Registration Number: 039203

Honorable Mentions 039203 600x444 Winners of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

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_Nicholas Majczan
_Michael Roden
Country: United States
Team Type: Architect
Registration Number: 039215

Honorable Mentions 039215 600x446 Winners of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

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_KeurK RIAUTé
Country: France
Team Type: Architect
Registration Number: 039474

Honorable Mentions 039474 600x445 Winners of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

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_Christian Vachon
_Marjorie Bradley?Vidal
Country: Canada
Team Type: Student
Registration Number: 039539

Honorable Mentions 039539 600x445 Winners of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

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