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Pedestrian bridge – Metaform Architecture

Salvatore Spataro 05/01/2013 Senza categoria Comments Off on Pedestrian bridge – Metaform Architecture

Metaform Architecture :www.metaform.lu



Pedestrian Bridge in Esch/Alzette (the second largest city in Luxembourg). The idea was to create a direct connection between the heart of the city and the green space (Park of Galgenberg). The single volume is characterized by an uncluttered and minimalist design philosophy. The volume gesture clearly contrasts with the chaotic environment (overhead lines, power lines, boulevard, bus platforms and trains, roundabouts etc). The aesthetic of the project makes this bridge unique and creates a strong image for the station area.The Esch footbridge (ai???passerelleai???) is the outcome of a search for identity, form and significance. It aims to confer the city of Esch an intriguing and spectacular construction (landmark), that seems to float between two worlds. With its furtive forms and scaleless architecture, it is right at the centre of urban marketing.


Architecture: Metaform architects (www.metaform.lu)

Engineering: T6-Ney&partners (www.ney.be)

Contractor: CDC s rl & Cie Secs

Client: City of Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg

Location:Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg

International design & build competition:2007

Begin/End work: April 2008 / November 2009 |

Length: 105m

Phographer(photos 1-2-3-5-6): Steve Troes Fotodesign www.stevetroes.com

Phographer(photo 4): Fabrizio maltese www.fabriziomaltese.com


This project is published in the book : WHAT S UP? | 15 young european architects

LetteraVentidue Edizioni S.r.l. | ISBN 9788862420662



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