Bridge to Varvsstaden


The proposal for the bridge is the result of a parallel assignment for a new bridge for public transport, pedestrians and bicycles in Malmö. The new bridge forms an important link in the city route that will continuously connect Varvsstaden and Västra Hamnen with central Malmö. In the varied cityscape, with bridges and buildings from various eras, the design concept is inspired by the simple system of the harbor pier,  with a calm and horizontal movement.  The bridge combines the city street and the recreational quays and it has generous areas at the outer edges to offer places to stop by, and views over the water.  The tree zone of the street, transitions in the bridge to openings with visual contact with the water below, surrounded by seating benches and low greenery.

The material is stainless steel, to increases the elegance, reflect the light from the water surface and minimize maintenance. The railings consist of steel profiles, covered with a thin stainless mesh for maximum transparency. Functional lighting by light columns,  lighting of walking surfaces in the handrail and mood lighting at the bottom of benches and seating areas.

The idea of the bridge is to create a socially sustainable space in the city, a meeting place with unique qualities, not just a transport route. It is also durable in a simple and robust construction, with low maintenance.

  • Client: Malmö stad
  • Year: 2020
  • Location: Malmö, sweden

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