Designed as an entry for the [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition, the project explores notions of flow and interaction, while creating a strong visual statement. The pedestrian bridge concept seems to exaggerate the abundance of communication routes present in the city of Amsterdam. It is a network of interwoven pathways, offering different experiences to pedestrians and cyclists. The project was designed by AmniosyA Architecture, an Italian design studio dedicated to experimenting with compositional hybrids and organic forms.
Project description from the architects:
The idea came from considering the pedestrian bridge as a place of connections and interactions of flow and pedestrian paths, connecting the two banks: the flow of bicycles and pedestrians, according to their intensity, interact, creating dynamic paths. The flow of a pedestrian of a cyclist also vibrates permanently, and these vibrations are vectors of mechanical energy that can be recovered and converted into electrical energy by means of electromechanical transducers. The electrical energy produced daily by the flow of people can be used to illuminate the bridge during the night.
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