Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Wilkinson Eyre scoops Hamburg bridge contest

  • Comment

Wilkinson Eyre has won the international competition to design a new 130m-long bridge in Hamburg

Designed with Buro Happold, the 21m-wide Baakenhafen Bridge will connect the northern and southern parts of the Baakenhafen quarter at the eastern end of the city’s famous HafenCity development.

The new bridge, located in a flood-protected area, connects the area and the southern connection to the U4 metro station at HafenCity University and may in the future be extended over the river Elbe to Kleinen Grasbrook.

Construction is expected to start in early 2012.

The competition jury, led by independent architect Peter Ackermann (Munich), chose the scheme for its ‘pragmatic, elegant design’.

First prize

Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London; with Happold Engineers, Berlin

Second prize

Prof Bernhard Winking Architects BDA, Hamburg; with Ingenieurbüro Grassl GmbH Consulting Engineers, Hamburg

Third prize

ingenhoven architects GmbH, Düsseldorf; with Arup BV


  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs