FOLEHAVEN BRIDGE

COPENHAGEN, DK

Area

16.000 m2

Bygherre

Copenhagen Municipality

Contract Period

2015-2018

Collaboration with

Dissing+Weitling,
COWI rådgivende ingeniører

FOLEHAVEN BRIDGE

In collaboration with COWI Consulting Engineers and Dissing+Weitling, Kragh&Berglund have designed a bridge that ensures pedestrians and cyclists easy and safe passage over the heavily trafficked area in the intersection between Vigerslevvej and Holbækmotorvejen. The bridge helps activate Vigerslev Park of which it is part, while also serving as a gate into the city for the vehicles passing underneath it. Folehaven Bridge thus makes a big difference for the many commuters passing it on their way to and from the city.

Working with the landscape around the bridge, Kragh&Berglund wanted to expand the existing landscape by adding trees and plants that suited it. The terrain and the retaining walls ensure a smooth transition between the landscape and architecture. The emphasis has been the creation of a gentle landscape shaped by the terrain and soft slopes guide the path gradually up to and down from the bridge. The bridge is supported by a number of discreet pillars. Cycling and walking across the bridge, one gets the experience of being lifted up into the crowns of the trees.