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Hringbraut bridge / Studio Granda

  • 01:00 - 6 April, 2009
Hringbraut bridge / Studio Granda
Hringbraut bridge / Studio Granda

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Architects

    Studio Granda
  • Structural Engineers

    Línuhönnun
  • Landscape Architects

    Landslag
  • Client

    City of Reykjavík / Public Roads Administration
  • Contractor

    Eykt

From the architect. The construction of a new six lane urban highway adjacent to the domestic airport in the heart of Reykjavík required a new system of pedestrian routes and three attendant footbridges. A two-stage competition was held in 2003 and the proposal by Studio Granda in association with the engineers Línuhönnun won first prize.

The design consists of a circular core of post-tensioned cables surmounted by the thinnest possible concrete deck with stainless steel handrails. The structure is borne on concrete filled stainless steel columns and minimal concrete landings. This simple arrangement allows the bridges to be curved in plan as well as section and tailored to each location without significant variation in the fundamental design.

The bridges are cast insitu with sawn timber formwork. Expansion joints are only necessary at the landings as the columns and deck are sufficiently flexible to accept thermal movements. A stainless steel fixing angle is cast-in with the slab edge to which the handrails are bolted.

All stainless steel components were drawn in Iceland and sent digitally to China for manufacture.

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shelbell · June 15, 2012

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guillemcollellmundet · June 14, 2012

Hringbraut bridge, Iceland: http://t.co/fgiu8ezy

tool · December 26, 2009

Takk for en interessant blogg

Mahmoud Akbary · April 08, 2009

slow walking on the fast driving

Franco · April 07, 2009

Similar to Niemeyer's design in Rio de Janeiro. Done ages ago. Nice try but.

Vico · April 06, 2009

I love it!
Human infrastructure intensifies the linear car traffic! Like a superhuman POW! delivered by the pedestrian.

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