Paris-based Explorations Architecture, together with engineering firms Flint & Neill and Arup Lighting have won the international competition to design the Negrellisteg crossing, a pedestrian bridge, over the Hauptbahnhof railways in downtown Zurich, Switzerland. The competition was held by the City of Zurich with 12 shortlisted teams.
Project Description from the Architects:
The Negrellisteg will link the Zollstrasse / Klingenstrasse area to the Europaallee development (approx. 300,000 sm of new buildings).
The winning scheme is a monolithic continuous concrete structure including a pedestrian/cyclist crossing and two commercial buildings serving as access ramps. With its iconic shape and innovative material, the Negrellisteg will be a new gateway for people entering the city by train.
The 150m span will be constructed with ultra high performance concrete ‘voussoirs’. The thin shell ‘voussoirs’ will form a perforated tube which gives a sense of protection over the railway. At night, the tube will be lit from inside using dynamic color LEDs.
Find more plans, elevations and sections in the image gallery below. All images courtesy of Explorations architecture.