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A bridge with a view a view with a bridge. Identifying design considerations for bridges to strengthen regional identity

Joris Smits, Frank van der Hoeven

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This paper discusses design considerations for creating high quality infrastructural artefacts with an emphasis on bridges. The authors pursue a design study and analysis approach to highlight the specifics of infrastructure design for regional identity, based on their own work on a bridge ensemble in the Dutch Zaanstreek region. Two highlights of this work, the award winning Juliana Bridge and the wildlife crossing in Rijssen, are used to illustrate how to create good infrastructure design in sensitive contexts, without making use of neo-vernacular methods.


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regional identity; architecture; bridge; wildlife crossing; Zaanstad; Dommel Bridge; Highway of the Future; Hoogtij Bridge; Zuidelijke Randweg Bridge; Butterfly Bridge; Prins Bernhard Bridge; Zaanbridge; Juliana Bridge; Rijssen wildlife crossing

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7480/rius.3.833

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