Darmstadt/ Germany, 2015
Architect: AL_A, London
The aim of the design is to preserve the historic structure of the bridge as far as possible, while at the same time providing the city of Darmstadt with a new and decisive contribution to the improvement of the infrastructure. The careful handling of the existing historic building fabric, in particular the artistically ornamented bridge heads and the retaining walls from the year 1912, it is aimed at preserving a connection to the past and the basis for the step into the future.
STRUCTURAL DESIGN COMPETITION
Architect: ipv, Delft/ NL
The bridge structure provides space for an integrated train station access with an integrated lift and access stairs. The continuous appearance of the Vierendeel truss provides opportunities for the illumination of graphical information at both sides of the bridge. This space can also serve as an exhibition space for art or historical information about the Tempelhof Airport and in the evening it can be illuminated by the upper part of the girder.
SCHEMATIC DESIGN TO DETAIL DESIGN
Philadelphia / USA 2006 – 2009
Architect: Cecil Balmond, ARUP
Advanced Geometry Unit, London / UK
Photo: Greg Benson, Philadelphia / USA
The bridge was designed by the Arup engineer Cecil Balmond. TEUFFEL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS worked on the design as a partner of the Advanced Geometry Unit (AGU) at the Arup offices in London. Two contrary spirals form a structure with extraordinary spatial qualities. Continue reading