Paris based designers, Explorations Architecture, have recently won the international competition to design the Negrellisteg pedestrian walkway in downtown Zurich. For more images of the work and a brief explanation follow after the break.
Explorations Architecture, Flint&Neill and Arup Lighting have won the international competition to design the Negrellisteg crossing over the Hauptbahnhof railways in downtown Zurich. The international competition was held by the City of Zurich with 12 shortlisted teams.
The Negrellisteg will link the Zollstrasse / Klingenstrasse area to the Europaallee development (approx. 300,000 sm of new buildings). The winning scheme is a monolithic continuous concrete structure including a pedestrian/cyclist crossing and two commercial buildings serving as access ramps.
With its iconic shape and innovative material, the Negrellisteg will be a new gateway for people entering the city by train. The 150m span will be constructed with ultra high performance concrete ‘voussoirs’. The thin shell ‘voussoirs’ will form a perforated tube which gives a sense of protection over the railway. At night, the tube will be lit from inside using dynamic color LEDs.
Architect: Explorations Architecture Location: Zurich Client: Stadt Zurich Timeframe: Competition 2010_Design 2011-2013_Construction 2015-2016 Budget: 30m CHF