Second prize in a bridge competition in Gothenburg, Sweden, by visiondivision

Swedish architects visiondivision won the second prize on a bridge competition in a couple of years ago with their Bird Bridge. A bit old, yet cool (if someone knows who won the first prize, please let us know).

The site is located in a beautiful untouched forest with old leaf trees in a small rift with a stream at the bottom. This patch of forest lies between The Botanical Gardens and Sahlgrenska, the major hospital in Gothenburg. The bridge would appear as a white hovering line made in plexiglass that slightly reflects the beautiful landscape, which is carried by the tree pillars that disappears in the surrounding nature.

More images after the break.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Second prize in a bridge competition in Gothenburg, Sweden, by visiondivision" 20 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • kid

    good idea !

  • Petra

    this is so cool! why dont we see more projects like this??
    animals are never taken into account in architecture.

  • Andrea

    Just love these guys projects always smart always eco!

  • Richie

    I love the idea of architecture that goes out of its way to create spaces for birds and other animals.. I’m not sure that the client would be so thrilled if you tell them you are including all these birds nests in the design though!

  • m.kelly

    i like the bath underneath the bridge, nice detail

  • Franco


  • sgurin

    Захотят там жить птицы?
    Will they live birds?

  • Caussius

    Just wow! Yeah sgurin, birds will live there.

  • Lulu

    ahaha, Ponte Vecchio for the birds!

  • chen