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Gateway Villetaneuse footbridge unfurls like a leaf over train tracks outside Paris
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On April 5, 2015 @ 2:20 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Building,Green Transportation,Innovation | No Comments
The transportation network around Villetaneuse was recently upgraded, and though it was necessary, the project unfortunately created a division in the town’s pedestrian network. DVVD  designed a footbridge  to reconnect the two sides of the town while providing a new way to access the train station. DVVD also sought to make the bridge a natural extension of the urban fabric and a recognizable landmark.
The steel and wood bridge sprouts from the ground and curls like a blade of grass or a leaf. The bridge is open at either end and it curls up in the center to protect passengers from the elements, exposure, and the sound of the trains. The 156-meter-long bridge is 8 meters wide and it accommodates foot traffic as well as bikes. FSC-certified  wood was used for the exterior cladding and floor boards to extend the bridge’s natural appearance. The bridge recently won the 2013 Architizer A+ Jury and Popular Vote Award in the Architecture + Mobility category .
+ DVVD 
Via Architizer 
Images ©Cyril Sancereau
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 pedestrian traffic: http://inhabitat.com/tag/pedestrian-friendly
 DVVD: http://www.dvvd.fr/
 Gateway Villetaneuse: http://www.dvvd.fr/site/fr_workfield.php?menu=fr_workfield&selectproject=091040&img=1&affich=5&lang=fr&selectworkfield=PASSE
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 footbridge: http://inhabitat.com/tag/footbridge
 FSC-certified: http://inhabitat.com/tag/fsc-certified/
 2013 Architizer A+ Jury and Popular Vote Award in the Architecture + Mobility category: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/81292/footbridgeoverrailways/#.UWQkgqtAR68
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