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Railway Footbridge at Roche-sur-Yon / Bernard Tschumi + HDA

  • 01:00 - 2 April, 2010
Railway Footbridge at Roche-sur-Yon / Bernard Tschumi + HDA
Railway Footbridge at Roche-sur-Yon / Bernard Tschumi + HDA, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Roche-sur-Yon, France
  • Architects

    Bernard Tschumi & Hugh Dutton Architects
  • Project Team

    SNCF - Engineering Departement, Jean-Marie Garnier
  • Bernard Tschumi Architects Team

    chematic Design, Design Development: Francoise Akinosho, Ben Edelberg, Kim Starr. Construction Documents / Site Supervision : Véronique Descharrières, Vincent Prunier, Rémy Cointet, Alice Dufourmontelle
  • HDA Team

    Pierluigi Bucci, Pierre Chassagne, Francesco Cingolani, Maria Angela Corsi, Pietro Demontis, Gaëtan Kolher, Cathy Shortle, Romain Stieltjes, Carla Zaccheddu
  • Hda Team

    Pierluigi Bucci, Pierre Chassagne, Francesco Cingolani, Maria Angela Corsi, Pietro Demontis, Gaëtan Kolher, Cathy Shortle, Romain Stieltjes, Carla Zaccheddu
  • Client

    City of Roche sur Yon
  • Budget

    $6,000,000
  • Contractor

    Renaudat Centre Constructions
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The extension of the TGV train to La Roche-sur-Yon, France, and nearby towns bordering the Atlantic marks not only an important moment for the modernization of the European andFrenchtrainnetwork,butalso anoccasiontoinitiatecivicimprovements. Linking the historic city founded by Napoleon (“the Pentagon”) with new neighborhoods, this pedestrian bridge crosses above high-speed railway tracks, providing an important urban connection for the town.

© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

Conceived through joint collaboration between the fields of architecture and engineering, the bridge was designed by Bernard Tschumi and Hugh Dutton, with their respective teams in Paris and New York.The teams developed the design for La Roche- sur-Yon as both a utilitarian vector of movement and a symbol of contemporary urban relationships. The intention of the designers was to demonstrate an integration of an original structural system with an architectural concept developed from urban scale research of neighborhood identity and carried through the expression of the minutest details.

© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

It has been said that there is no architecture without movement. A pedestrian bridge is not just a static object, but represents a dynamic vector in both its usage and urban perception. The designers have sought to express this dynamic characteristic, as much through the structural system as through finishing materials (interlaced polycarbonate surfaces protect passengers from weather conditions, while lighting follows the rhythm of the structure).Even the bright red-orange color was chosen to emphasize the urban significance of the bridge as a pedestrian vector.

© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

This project was previously featured as In Progress, where you can see some more photographs of the construction process.

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Grisha · January 10, 2011

Looks like west 8 :)

Rafa · April 15, 2010

Reminds me of the Salt River Station bridge in Cape Town constructed many years ago.

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archaerie · April 04, 2010

Delightful and intelligent design! Would love to walk across it and travel under it - regardless of who designed it.

Francesco · April 03, 2010

Hi, this is Francesco from HDA.
Yes, 6 milions is the real budget.
Thanks for your comments!!

ricardo · April 03, 2010

very nice structure.

map-lab architects · April 03, 2010

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WiBu · April 03, 2010

$6,000,000... really?

Architekt R V Scholz · April 03, 2010

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Architecture+Molding · April 03, 2010

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LNA · April 03, 2010

I guess we are to comment because Tshumi's name is on it?

ArchistaiR · April 03, 2010 03:26 PM

if you don't like it, you can say it!

I don't mind...

Bocetos Digitales · April 03, 2010

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