A bridge as primary piece of park furniture. A connection for people, nature and Hradec Kralove. A place for relaxing, viewing and meeting.
Where the Elbe enters the heart of Hradec Kralove lies a unique opportunity. A bridge at this location can be more than a piece of infrastructure. It can be a connection of park, people and districts. Being a point of identification located at a beautiful river park, the bridge is a perfect meeting point.
All the three main ingredients of the bridge are integrated in a coherent design, perfectly aligned to the (urban) context. With the green in the back, people can enjoy the view towards the riverbanks and the city while enjoying the sun.The design and the Elbe have a unique symbiosis, making the Elbe Park Crossing a point of identification.
park bridge furniture
This is the most flexible part of the design. The park furniture and layout can easily be changed in time. We believe that a flexible design is a sustainable design. In collaboration with the client and the park landscape architect, any configuration can be made.
We believe a wooden deck is the ideal solution for this bridge. It guarantees the park-feeling and it is easy to maintain. The different parts are treated with a durable grip coating. By simply removing the planks, easy access of the bridge structure and light fixtures is guaranteed.
efficient steel structure
Even though the bridge has a remarkable expression, most structural elements are standard steel profiles. By optimization of the scheme, only the necessary parts are fabricated steel plate girders made of commonly available plate sizes. All profiles are straight or curved at a constant radius.
The design of the abutments guarantees the proper basis for the slim structure of the bridge. The abuments are as efficient as possible, with low maintenance and easy acces for inspection. A wingwall protects all elements below design high water level.