Bridge over Rinkebystråket

 

When Rinkebystråket transformed from a street characterized by vehicular traffic into a populated street, it also changed the meaning of the bridges that cross over. The previous traffic separation is blurred and the two street levels should now work together, not  kept separate. The new bridge is an important part of the public space and in contrast to other bridges over Rinkebystråket. It is a place, not just a passage.

The design is based on lightness, as a beautiful exotic insect that has landed here, with its wings half folded up is ready at any time to take off again. The waist is generous, the legs are thin with a springy feel, and the shell is a brass colored and glittering. The bridge´s architecture is an expression of how the structural system has been formed. The supporting beam consists of a steel box with variable width and height which forms a serie of triangular volumes. The underside of the deck is broken into a number of triangular surfaces, reflecting the shape of the beam, where the beam is dense, the sides of the beam are cladded with triangular sheets perforated in a triangular pattern. The perforated sheets are illuminated from the inside, to create a warm lamp-like gleaming at the square on the lower level. The perforated sheets are openable, to enable service of the light armatures.
The sides of the bridge are covered with a transparent steel mesh and are illuminated from the top rail with a warm light. The bridge has three spans with a total length of approximately 32.3 meters. Its width varies between about 3.5 and 5.5 meters. The bridge was a WAF finalist 2016, in the category transport.

 
 

When Rinkebystråket transformed from a street characterized by vehicular traffic into a populated street, it also changed the meaning of the bridges that cross over. The previous traffic separation is blurred and the two street levels should now work together, not  kept separate. The new bridge is an important part of the public space and in contrast to other bridges over Rinkebystråket. It is a place, not just a passage.

The design is based on lightness, as a beautiful exotic insect that has landed here, with its wings half folded up is ready at any time to take off again. The waist is generous, the legs are thin with a springy feel, and the shell is a brass colored and glittering. The bridge´s architecture is an expression of how the structural system has been formed. The supporting beam consists of a steel box with variable width and height which forms a serie of triangular volumes. The underside of the deck is broken into a number of triangular surfaces, reflecting the shape of the beam, where the beam is dense, the sides of the beam are cladded with triangular sheets perforated in a triangular pattern. The perforated sheets are illuminated from the inside, to create a warm lamp-like gleaming at the square on the lower level. The perforated sheets are openable, to enable service of the light armatures.
The sides of the bridge are covered with a transparent steel mesh and are illuminated from the top rail with a warm light. The bridge has three spans with a total length of approximately 32.3 meters. Its width varies between about 3.5 and 5.5 meters. The bridge was a WAF finalist 2016, in the category transport.

 
 

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