Foot and cycle bridge created to increase mobility in the City of Odense

Gottlieb Paludan Architects has created a new foot and cycle bridge across the railway in Odense, after winning an invited project competition. The bridge provides a link between Central Odense and the new urban developments by the harbour.

The project has created a bridge with extraordinary qualities in terms of design and the experience it engenders for its users, ensuring clear and attractive functionality for all who are using it daily on their way to work, school, or leisure activities. Under the motto “The City in Motion”, we have designed a simple and beautiful construction based on the natural traffic patterns; the bridge design aims to create a beacon for Odense City and a celebration of non-motorized traffic.

The prominent feature of the bridge and the city is the 30-metre pylon in mirror-finished steel carrying the span of the bridge. The lighting of the pylon follows the same principles as that of the rest of the construction and dynamically reflects what the bridge is all about: Namely the motion of people and cyclists crossing the bridge.
The bridge also enriches the urban space of Odense with two new attractive squares. The squares serve as meeting points and arrival areas for train passengers and provide space for approximately 1400 new bike parking spaces.

Client: Odense Local Authority
Year: 2015
Location: Odense, Denmark
In collaboration with: ES Consult, NIRAS, Bartenbach Lichtlabor, Anita Jørgensen

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