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Bridge L - 2017

2017, Flanders (BE)

We restored and built an extension to a moated heritage castle in a park.

A bridge was designed to connect the castle island with the walled garden across the water.

It is both a bridge and a stair (Laurin stair) due to the difference in height between both shores. Leaving one landscape onto another, the uneven steps provide a softer transition.

With the rhythm of the steps, the change in the passing of time becomes sensible.

Horizontally, the shape is curved to stabilize the steel structure.  The superposition of both figures, the uneven steps and the curve, create the appearance of the bridge.

 

Photos by Filip Dujardin and Kristien Daem

2017, Flanders (BE)

We restored and built an extension to a moated heritage castle in a park.

A bridge was designed to connect the castle island with the walled garden across the water.

It is both a bridge and a stair (Laurin stair) due to the difference in height between both shores. Leaving one landscape onto another, the uneven steps provide a softer transition.

With the rhythm of the steps, the change in the passing of time becomes sensible.

Horizontally, the shape is curved to stabilize the steel structure.  The superposition of both figures, the uneven steps and the curve, create the appearance of the bridge.

 

Photos by Filip Dujardin and Kristien Daem
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