Diane Pham

Amsterdam Footbridge-Cafe Concept Blends the Traditional and the High-Tech

by , 03/23/12

footbridge, amsterdam footbridge, bridge design, Laurent Sain Val, footbridge design, green design, pedestrian friend bridge, bike friendly bridge

Architect Laurent Sain Val and his team developed this incredible footbridge and cafe as an entry for a design competition calling for new bridge ideas for Amsterdam. Designed to be built in wood and steel, the architecture of the project is a site-sensitive form with an adjustable roof and facade able to optimize daylight, or protect the building from the elements. The design of the roof also allows for rainwater collection, and the amenities on-site include a café/restaurant, shop, and ample space to park bikes!

+ Laurent Saint Val

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2 Comments

  1. Naved Ariyan February 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Incredible…

  2. rngaston March 24, 2012 at 12:09 am

    For a bridge with such an expansive roof it is surprising to see just how little of the bridge way is actually covered by it.

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