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Visiondivision Proposes Pedestrian Promenade Beneath Stockholm Bridge

Visiondivision Proposes Pedestrian Promenade Beneath Stockholm Bridge
Visiondivision Proposes Pedestrian Promenade Beneath Stockholm Bridge , © visiondivision
© visiondivision

With minimal intervention, Swedish architecture firm visiondivision claims that the underused structure beneath Stockholm’s Tranebergsbron bridge could be transformed into a pedestrian walkway and informal cinema. If built, this proposal would not only remove pedestrians from the dismal walking space provided alongside the bridge’s bustling car lanes, but it would also dramatically shorten the walking distance between the city island of Kungsholmen and western suburb of Bromma.

A minor addition to the upper vault makes a passage possible. Image © visiondivision
A minor addition to the upper vault makes a passage possible. Image © visiondivision

To do this, existing reveals in the concrete pillars would provide adequate space for a passageway. The only modifications needed, according to the architects, would be an extension to the upper part of the concrete vault, as well as the addition of stairs, proper lighting and balustrades. Pedestrians would be guided by a pathway of red concrete titles punctuated by various information kiosks. Vast spaces beneath the large concrete pillars could be transformed into temporary art galleries, seating and backdrops for film screenings. 

The vaults gets red concrete stairs that also functions as seating for film screenings on the concrete pillars. Image © visiondivision
The vaults gets red concrete stairs that also functions as seating for film screenings on the concrete pillars. Image © visiondivision

visiondivision’s proposal was envisioned as a response to the municipality of Kungsholmen’s call for ideas regarding the bridge. 

Master diagram showing the proposal. Image © visiondivision
Master diagram showing the proposal. Image © visiondivision

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Visiondivision Proposes Pedestrian Promenade Beneath Stockholm Bridge " 04 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/473352/visiondivision-proposes-pedestrian-promenade-beneath-stockholm-bridge/> ISSN 0719-8884

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