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  7. Bruggen de President / Drost + van Veen architecten

Bruggen de President / Drost + van Veen architecten

  • 01:00 - 13 October, 2009
Bruggen de President / Drost + van Veen architecten
Bruggen de President / Drost + van Veen architecten

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Gemeente Haarlemmermeer, Raadhuisplein 1, 2132 Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
  • Architects

    Drost + van Veen architecten
  • Project Architects

    Evelien van Veen, Simone Drost
  • Structural Engineer

    ABT Delft
  • Client

    Gemeente Haarlemmermeer
  • Project Year

    2006

From the architect. Accents in a new rustic business park

The business park ‘ De president’ is located in the municipality Haarlemmermeer.

As an underlay for the terrain we used the polder-outline of plots and waterway.

Situated in the middle of the business park is a collective park area situated: ‘The Presidentshof’.

This park breaks through the rigid polder-outline and forms a contrast with it’s organic design.

In the businesspark ‘ De President’, Drost + van Veen architecten designed twelve bridges: Nine slow traffic bridges ad three car bridges.

All of the bridges are designed as one family of images, relating in shape and materialization.

The four bridges across the neighbouring main canal are designed as slow traffic bridges. These bridges are the informal entrance of the area with a willful but soberview.

Directly through the park area ‘De Presidentshof’ is a promenade for walking and cycling along the water. The eight bridges along this park route are like links of a chain.

They connect to the atmosphere of the park and become one part with ‘De Presidentshof” by the use of natural elements and construction details.

The foundation, support and railing are made as one continuous element.

This strong line has been the design concept for all of the bridges.

These clear forms give the bridges its rough looks which is related to the rough polder landscape. This is a contrast with the rest of the materialization of the bridges.

The used tree-trunks are related with the surrounding park.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Bruggen de President / Drost + van Veen architecten" 13 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/37436/bruggen-de-president-drost-van-veen-architecten/>
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John Savage · October 26, 2010

Clever technical sollution, maybe a bit overkill, but the design does not really speak to the site from what I can see...

Still, very original, and thats always good...

asdf · October 17, 2009

Nice colored sketches.
Are those watercolor or markers?

Pipol · October 15, 2009

One word - TOO MUCH

Yorik · October 14, 2009

It seems that only in the Netherlands architects do cool bridges... Too bad!

ooooo · October 14, 2009

Using timber showing how good its projext is, and how stupi d Andrew Geber is...

claus · October 15, 2009 04:30 PM

'projexts'? what's that?

jiri · October 14, 2009 01:31 PM

Are you crazy?

Andrew Geber · October 14, 2009

hmm, i dont understand what the timber does there

nam · October 15, 2009 01:48 PM

At first glance those wooden parts looked like a rotating vertical kebab! Mmm....

Frank · October 13, 2009

Beautiful photos! I love those Dutch skies.

Although I like the form and construction, maybe the bridge would have fitted better in an urban environment instead of nature.

And I wonder why they had graffiti carved out of the steel.

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