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Knight scoops Darmstadt bridge competition

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Knight Architects with structural engineers Schüßler-Plan has been named winner of a competition for a new 62 metre-long bridge in Darmstadt, Germany

Amanda Levete Architects featured among the other teams shortlisted for the structure.

The new structure will replace the city’s listed Rheinstrassenbrücke crossing which was first built in 1912.

Connecting the historic city centre to the River Rhine – the bridge will feature six road lanes; pedestrian and cyclist paths’ and a dedicated two-track tram corridor.

According to a statement from the practice: ‘The architectural aim was for a “beautiful ordinary” design solution which is understated and respectful of its environment, providing a recognisable gateway both at rail and road level.

‘An additional consideration was the bridge’s listed status which required for the old stone abutments to be incorporated into the new design, remaining either in place or re-used elsewhere in the structure.’

 

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