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13 Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles

13 Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles

Nowadays bicycles are not only used for sports or as a recreational activity, as more and more people are choosing bicycles as their main means of transportation.

Architecture plays a fundamental role in promoting the use of bicycles, as a properly equipped city with safe bicycle lanes, plentiful bicycle parking spots, and open areas to ride freely will encourage people to use their cars much less.

Bicycles can play an important role in environmental sustainability and people's quality of life. That's why it is fundamental for cities to position them prominently, as a key promoter of sustainable mobility. Under this model, it seems urgent to encourage the use of bicycles within contemporary cities and consider them when designing and planning.

Denmark and the Netherlands are currently the leading countries in architecture for bikes. They are considered a cyclist's paradise because of their excellent infrastructure and architecture, making them a worldwide reference in this field.

We have curated this list of projects by BIG, NL Architects, Monk Mackenzie Architects, and Landlab, among others, that serve as inspiration for the development of contemporary cities, in ways which integrate bicycles through a diversity of means such as parks and public spaces, pavilions and cultural centers, bridges and parking lots and, of course, bicycle paths.

Denmark Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010 / BIG

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Melkwegbridge, Purmerend, NL / NEXT architects

13 Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles, Courtesy of NL Architects
Courtesy of NL Architects

LightPathAKL / Monk Mackenzie Architects + Landlab

© Russ Flatt
© Russ Flatt

Twisted Valley / Grupo Aranea

© Jesus Granada
© Jesus Granada

Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge / ipv Delft

© Helibeeld
© Helibeeld

Peace Bridge / Santiago Calatrava

© Alan karchmer
© Alan karchmer

Lex van Delden Bridge / Dok Architecten

© Thijs Wolzak
© Thijs Wolzak

Bicycle Club / NL Architects

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Render

Bicycle Hotel Lillestrøm / Various Architects

©  Dawid Nowak
© Dawid Nowak

Electra BikeHub / Andrey Ukolov + Ekaterina Osipova

© Sergey Kuznetsov
© Sergey Kuznetsov

Superkilen / Topotek 1 + BIG Architects + Superflex

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Distrito Fijo Cycling Club / DCPP arquitectos

© Camila Cossio
© Camila Cossio

Cuyperspassage / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

Cite: María Francisca González. "13 Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles" 29 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/806102/12-inspiring-architectural-projects-for-bicycles/>
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