Melike Altınışık Architects has won first mention in a competition to design the Kızılırmak Bridge located in Sivas, Turkey. The competition, which was hosted by Sivas Municipality, called for ideas to design a bridge to support pedestrian movement, vehicular transportation, and cycling activities. The proposal aimed to create an “avant-garde looking design approach to obtain coherency between plan and sections, and harmonize the bridge with its topography.”
The designed bridge fully grasps both the morphological and structural elements which define the physical conditions of Sivas. This new bridge also plays a key role in bringing together two socially and culturally significant hubs of Sivas Cumhuriyet University and Sivas City Centre.
The new route integrates various green areas which help organize the routes of transit and will be nourished by the water flor of the Kızılırmak below. The green space creates the potential for social activities around the pedestrian walking areas, allowing the program to evolve from just a bridge into s place to gather.
Update: The author of this story mistakenly stated in the original title that Melike Altınışık Architects won the competition, therefore we've updated the article to appropriately reflect the practice's first honorable mention prize.