Vienna Bridge Winners Announced

28 March 2010 (Last Updated March 28th, 2010 18:30)

Following the completion of a design competition, a new timber bridge in Vienna, Austria, is to be designed and built by Knight Architects and engineering firm Knippers Helbig. The 380m-long bridge will be located over the main road, close to Margaretengürtel underground station en

Following the completion of a design competition, a new timber bridge in Vienna, Austria, is to be designed and built by Knight Architects and engineering firm Knippers Helbig.

The 380m-long bridge will be located over the main road, close to Margaretengürtel underground station entrance.

The curving bridge creates a new topographic element contrasting with its historic surroundings.

It will be made of glulam lamella of varying qualities, depending on the stress level in the particular location.

Consisting of an outer layer covered by larch lamella, the bridge offers durability and protection against moisture.

The uni-axial bending radii of the glulam layers is easily achieved using standard production techniques.

Work on the scheme will begin later this year, according to architectsjournal.co.uk.