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  7. Bicycle Bridge Across the Sava River / dans arhitekti

Bicycle Bridge Across the Sava River / dans arhitekti

  • 05:00 - 24 December, 2015
Bicycle Bridge Across the Sava River / dans arhitekti
Bicycle Bridge Across the Sava River / dans arhitekti, © Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič Bicycle Bridge Across the Sava River / dans arhitekti + 20

  • Project Team

    Rok Bogataj, Miha Dešman, Eva Fišer Berlot, Vlatka Ljubanović, Katarina Pirkmajer Dešman
  • Investor

    Municipality of Bohinj, Triglavska cesta 35, Bohinjska Bistrica
  • Construction Company

    Pro tehno d.o.o., Bohinjska Bistrica, Slovenia together with Buchacher, Hermagor, Austria
  • Award

    The 1st National Award for the Best Wood Construction 2013
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Text description provided by the architects. The bicycle bridge across the Sava River is part of the touristic bicycle path that connects Bohinjska Bistrica village with the Bohinj Lake and leads further towards the mountains. The new bicycle bridge is attractive functional and visual complement to the sensitive environment of the Bohinj area.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

The choice of materials, inventive structure and the architectural design itself contribute to the feeling that the new bridge belongs there.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

The nature of the river, the two banks, connected with the bridge and the newly established path are the three main elements that determine the layout of each bridge. A new bridge thus establishes new spatial relationships by creating a path where there once was none. This sounds so simple, yet it touches upon so many layers of meaning, and that's why throughout the history, bridges have always had special significance for the people.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

The new footbridge spans the river in a long elegant curve. Sava is a river with a fluctuating rate of water flow so the span and the geometry of the bridge have to accommodate its flow at the times of increased river discharge. The width and the slope of the bridge reflect its use as a part of a bike path.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

The bridge spans over 53.6 m. It sits on both banks, while the two V-shaped concrete piers support the large-span, permitting the slim and rational design. The footbridge is constructed out of two laminated timber girders, serving also as railing. The timber girders are made of laminated spruce and protected by a coating of larch boards and shingles.

Detail
Detail

Timber is a logical choice of building material in the region while the method of stacking wood siding and use of shingles are a contemporary interpretation of traditional regional architectural ideas.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

The new bicycle bridge over Sava River in Bohinjska Bistrica was immediately adopted by the locals and tourist and it seems as if it has always been part of the beautiful scenery.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Bicycle Bridge Across the Sava River / dans arhitekti" 24 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/779094/bicycle-bridge-across-the-sava-river-dans-arhitekti/> ISSN 0719-8884