BARTEN BRIDGE - DEN BOSCH
In 2005 the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch wrote a competition for designing the new Bartenbridge and the public space surrounding it. Of great importance was that architects were inspired by the history of the area. The existing Bartenbridge was built in 1935. At that time the bridge over the Aa formed a major link between the town and the new residential areas on both sides of the Graafseweg.
The architectural design for the new Bartenbridge is made by Inge Burg (Burg Welmers urbanism) and Arjan Habraken (SIDstudio). The winning bridge design is a contemporary translation of the historical fortress. The bridge spans approximately 30 metres and supported by steel strips a bastion located on the city side. The intention is that the bastion is overgrown by grass or a combination of plants. The road from the Graafseweg is led through the bastion while the bicycle and foot paths run outside. The infrastructure starts with a wide character and narrows gradually over the bridge to connect to the tighter infrastructure in the town.
Construction will start beginning of March 2012.
architectural design as employee of Arup: project manager, structural designer from the design phase up to tender phase
bridge length approximately 30 m
total width max. 30 m
date of commission: 2005
start construction: March 2012
client : Municipality 's-Hertogenbosch
architect : Inge Burg + Arjan Habraken
structural engineering: Arup