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The city of Utrecht, in the Netherlands, has inaugurated a bicycle path that brings together a bridge, the rooftop of a school and a garden.
The city of Utrecht, in the Netherlands, is home to a bridge for cycling and walking that stretches over roof garden of a Montessori school. This project enhances practicality and will allow families to bring children to school by bike, passing through green areas.
Despite their functionality, bridges are often seen as an infrastructure that is an end in itself. But the project of the Dafne Schippers bridge aims to dispel this myth: the bike path, the park, and the school are brought together to form a cohesive whole of infrastructure, architecture, and landscape.
Utrecht’s bicycle bridge
The bridge crosses the Amsterdam–Rhine Canal and extends for about 110 metres, connecting the old city with the new district Leidsche Rijn. The school’s garden roof has been grown with permaculture methods and is over the school’s gymnasium. A little wall divides the bike path from the school’s private areas.
The video made by Nextarchitects is worth more than words and allows us “visiting” the bicycle path through 3D graphic.
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