Aalborg Cultural Bridge

 Aalborg Cultural Bridge. C.F. Møller. Photo: Martin Schubert

Client

Teknik- og Miljøforvaltningen
Aalborg Kommune

Address

Aalborg, Denmark

Size

403 m

Year

2011-2012

Competition

1st prize in competition. 2010

A new 403 meter pedestrian and cycling bridge, attached to the existing railroad bridge across Limfjorden, links the city centres of Aalborg and Nørre Sundby, giving locals and tourists the opportunity to experience the fjord landscape in new ways.

The design of the new pedestrian and cycling bridge is simple and elegant, in respect of the railway bridge, a steel construction dating back to 1928. The Cultural Bridge, as it is called, only touches the existing bridge at a few points, and is lightly suspended by a system of rods and dampers.

The bridge is made of very lightweight material, i.e. a composite material composed of plastic and fibers - also used for e.g. wind turbines.

The material has, despite the lightness, great strength and is also environmentally friendly.

The bridge spans have been designed so that they are easy to fit and take down again in a maintenance situation – also a solution chosen to create as sustainable a construction as possible.

The bridge is lit by energy efficient LED lights. The light takes the form of a long line, integrated in the railing of the bridge, and guides pedestrians and cyclist in the evening and make the bridge appear as a sculptural landmark in the dark.

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Team

Client consultant

Kaai Aalborg

Engineering

COWI

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

Collaborators, other

ÅF Lighting

Awards

  • Aalborg Municipality Architecture Award. 2017
  • 1st prize in competition. 2010

Energy and sustainability

Sustainable planning

Prefabricated components

LED

References

  • 2013 Creative Diagram in Landscape & Planning, p. 28

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