Urban Nouveau proposes to turn a historic Stockholm bridge into housing and a park

Urban Nouveau proposes to turn a historic Stockholm bridge into housing and a park

In a bid to help save the historic Gamla Lidingöbron bridge in Stockholm from demolition, Swedish studio City Nouveau has proposed reworking the composition into 50 luxury flats topped with a Substantial Line-influenced linear park. Produced as portion of a petition to protest the tearing down of the construction, the style and design aims to spark bigger dialogue and media awareness in hopes of galvanizing support for the bridge’s preservation. The design exercise has also proposed making use of the sale of flats to fund the restoration system.

image of old steel bridge

Created in the 1920s, the Gamla Lidingöbron bridge has served as a rail and pedestrian connector between Stockholm and the island of Lidingö. The Metropolis Council of Lidingö has announced ideas to demolish the bridge in 2022 and consequently far turned down Urban Nouveau’s proposal to repurpose the historic bridge on the grounds of probable “risks and delays.” The studio has introduced a petition to counter the selection with the backing of the project’s master structural engineers Adão da Fonseca and Cecil Balmond who say the job is “both structurally seem and completely feasible.”

“Our architectural knowing of the bridge has influenced us to arrive up with a strategy for saving Gamla Lidingöbron that not only produces a putting general public park but in the process also will save the govt a minimal of 113 million crowns (€11m),” claimed Urban Nouveau chief government Sara Göransson. “We believe that demolishing a landmark bridge like this is genuinely a backward phase, specially when we have a absolutely costed and technically sound choice that usually means we can preserve the bridge and present a beautiful park for the total of Stockholm.”

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In the adaptive reuse proposal, the bridge could encounter new life as a residential intricate of 50 residences embedded inside of the metal composition, whilst the bridge deck would be transformed into a linear park with tram and bicycle obtain. Just about every condominium would be outfitted with a private elevator and staircase for accessibility. The west-going through flats would attribute double-peak living spaces and glazed facades on both facet to body sweeping views of the h2o.

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By way of ArchDaily

Illustrations or photos by City Nouveau