Warsaw has just announced a competition to prepare an architectural conceptual design of a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists, which will connect both shores of the Vistula by the Karowa street.
“This will be our showcase and first passage of the kind for pedestrians and cyclists over the Vistula. Over the last years, we have done a lot to bring it closer to the locals – we have built lanes and boulevards, beaches and cafés. A new bridge, in accordance with the Warsaw Mobility Policy, will substantially improve the quality of life for cyclists and pedestrians,” says Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of the City of Warsaw.
So far Warsaw bridges have been erected as typically utilitarian structures and, unfortunately, most of them have been created without much attention paid to their architectural design.
“It is important for us that the winning project stands out above the rest in terms of a high quality of the architecture, become an inseparable element of the city’s landscape and, thanks to its uniqueness and originality, its recognizable fragment. This is why we encourage both Polish and foreign design studios to take part in the competition,” adds Michał Olszewski, Deputy Mayor of the City of Warsaw.
The bridge will bring a brand new quality to the city’s infrastructure – both architecture- and transport-wise. It will bring Praga closer to the city center, connecting the areas of the right-bank Warsaw, now being revitalized, with the Vistula Boulevards. The bridge will create a walking route between the Ząbkowska street and Powiśle and Krakowskie Przedmieście. It will be also included in the existing and planned cycling infrastructure layouts on both sides of the Vistula (cycling lanes on the Vistula Boulevards and Wybrzeże Szczecińskie). This will also create a cycling corridor, connecting Praga and Targówek with Powiśle, Śródmieście and even Wola.
The construction is planned to come to an end in 2019.
The Regulations, also in the English language version, can be downloaded from:
Applications for admission to take part in the competition can be filed until 20 January 2017, 4.00 PM. The deadline for filing entry projects expires on 8 May 2017, 4.00 PM.
TitleCall for Entry: Architectural Concept of a Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge Over the Vistula River
TypeCompetition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
Submission Deadline08/05/2017 16:00