Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles

Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles

Nowadays bicycles are not only used for sports or as a recreational activity, as more and more people are choosing bicycles as their main means of transportation.

Architecture plays a fundamental role in promoting the use of bicycles, as a properly equipped city with safe bicycle lanes, plentiful bicycle parking spots, and open areas to ride freely will encourage people to use their cars much less.

© Russ Flatt © Sergey Kuznetsov © Iwan Baan © Jesús Granada + 32

Bicycles can play an important role in environmental sustainability and people's quality of life. That's why it is fundamental for cities to position them prominently, as a key promoter of sustainable mobility. Under this model, it seems urgent to encourage the use of bicycles within contemporary cities and consider them when designing and planning.

Denmark and the Netherlands are currently the leading countries in architecture for bikes. They are considered a cyclist's paradise because of their excellent infrastructure and architecture, making them a worldwide reference in this field.

Courtesy of ipv Delft Section
Courtesy of ipv Delft Section

Courtesy of Monk Mackenzie Architects + Landlab Courtesy of Tengbom Courtesy of Tengbom Courtesy of Burolandschap + 32

We have curated this list of projects by BIG, NL Architects, Monk Mackenzie Architects, and Landlab, among others, that serve as inspiration for the development of contemporary cities, in ways which integrate bicycles through a diversity of means such as parks and public spaces, pavilions and cultural centers, bridges and parking lots and, of course, bicycle paths.

Parks and Bicycle Lanes

Vanke Community A1-B2 and Bus Station / UV Architecture /Huayi Design

© Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang

LightPathAKL / Monk Mackenzie Architects + Landlab

© Russ Flatt
© Russ Flatt

Cycling through the Trees / Burolandschap

© Visit Limburg
© Visit Limburg

Superkilen / Topotek 1 + BIG Architects + Superflex

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Karen Blixens Plads Public Square / Cobe

© Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

Bridges 

Melkwegbridge, Purmerend, NL / NEXT architects

Courtesy of NL Architects
Courtesy of NL Architects

Twisted Valley / Grupo Aranea

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

Lex van Delden Bridge / Dok Architecten

© Thijs Wolzak
© Thijs Wolzak

Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge / ipv Delft

© Helibeeld
© Helibeeld

Peace Bridge / Santiago Calatrava

© Alan Karchmer
© Alan Karchmer

Bicycle Pavilions 

Denmark Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010 / BIG

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Bicycle Club / NL Architects

Courtesy of NL Architects
Courtesy of NL Architects

Electra BikeHub / Andrey Ukolov + Ekaterina Osipova

© Sergey Kuznetsov
© Sergey Kuznetsov

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle Hotel Lillestrøm / Various Architects

© Dawid Nowak
© Dawid Nowak

Cuyperspassage / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

Bicycle Parking Main Station Karlsruhe / TAFKAL

© Nikolay Kazakov
© Nikolay Kazakov

Bicycle Parking / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

© Petra Appelhof
© Petra Appelhof

Strawinskylaan Bicycle Parking / wUrck

© Jan de Vries
© Jan de Vries

The South Entrance / Tengbom

© Felix Gerlach
© Felix Gerlach

Bicycle Stores

VOYAGE 798 Coffee House / atelier suasua

© Xu Zhang
© Xu Zhang

VÈLO7 Cycle Shop / mode-lina architekci

© Patryk Lewinski
© Patryk Lewinski

Distrito Fijo Cycling Club / DCPP arquitectos

© Camila Cossío
© Camila Cossío

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Cite: María Francisca González. "Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles" 03 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/806102/12-inspiring-architectural-projects-for-bicycles/> ISSN 0719-8884
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