Westersingel bridge is build using sustainable and honest materials treated with fine detailing. It is designed to serve as an ornament for the city and a reflection of its architectural heritage surroundings.

The shape of the bridge is defined by the flow of pedestrians entering from Kortenaerstraat, moving across the water and spilling out to exit right and left in the green surroundings of the Westersingel.

The sober yet, organic form echoes the character of the neighborhood and lends the bridge it’s contemporary and romantic appeal. Its profile is curved slightly to allow the maintenance boats to pass underneath and just enough to emphasize the effort of crossing the bridge. The brass profiles of the bridge resonate with the bronze public artworks set along the Westersingel.

Westersingel Bridge was nominated for the Rotterdam Architectuurprijs 2016.

Project in collaboration with Anouk Vogel

Photos by Jeroen Musch

Project typeCommission
ClientGemeente Rotterdam
LocationRotterdam, NL
Surface120 m2