A new bridge in the Dutch city of Utrecht has been designed to combine with a roof garden over a local school. Dafne Schippers Bridge, designed by NEXT Architects, features a gently curving ramp which will take cyclists through some park and onto the roof of the school’s gym before crossing the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal.
Describing the creation, NEXT architects’ Marijn Schenk said: “In one fluid movement, the cycle route, park, and school are brought together to form a cohesive whole of infrastructure, architecture, and landscape.”
— NEXT architects (@NEXTarchitects) February 24, 2017
Inhabitat reports that the bridge, which is named after Dutch sprinter, Dafne Schippers, opened on April 3.
Meanwhile, in London, cyclists will encounter a very different bridge on Quietway 2.
Quietway 2 not such a good bit!! pic.twitter.com/VRLMAFsXW9
— cyclistsinthecity (@citycyclists) March 31, 2017