(yams-select:240)(lang:240:en) [AC-CA] International Architectural Competition - Concours d'Architecture | [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

[AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

Project ///

INTRODUCTION
The bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle.

It is designed for pedestrians and cyclists, rather than vehicular traffic. Footbridges complement the landscape and can be used decoratively to visually link two distinct areas or to signal a transaction.
Footbridges can be both functional and beautiful works of art and sculpture in there own right as seen in some of the most visited countries around world.

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and has a population of approximately 1.5 million. It has been called the “Venice of the North” for its more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges.
The 17th-century canals located in the heart of the city of Amsterdam were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2010.

AIM OF THIS COMPETITION
The aim of this International competition is to design an Iconic Pedestrian Bridge in the Heart of Amsterdam. The architecture of this new structure should reflect contemporary design tendencies.

The proposal must not only attend to the specific function but the design should also take into consideration the urban insertion and impact geared towards creating a new architectural symbol for an European capital city.
This competition hopes to achieve the following:
_Encourage and reward design excellence between architecture and engineering.
_Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an original footbridge.
_To generate the discussion of ideas regarding the functionality of bridges in relation with art and sculpture.
_Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.

COMPETITION STRUCTURE
This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifing the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.

This is an open international competition hosted by [AC-CA]™ to generate progressive contemporary design ideas. There are no plans for the Iconic Pedestrian Bridge to be built. 


Media Sponsors ///


 

Schedule ///

_Competition Officially Announced - 17th October 2011

_Start of Competition and Early Bird registration - 30th October to 15th December 2011

_Late Competition Registration - 16th December 2011 to 15th February 2012

_Dead line for Questions  - 31st January 2012

_Closing Date for Submissions  - 29th February 2012

_Jury Evaluation - 05th March - 12th March 2012

_Announcement of Winners and posted on www.ac-ca.org - 15th March 2012


 

Jury ///

_Tutard Laetitia  – Architect (French)

_Castillo Désiré– Artist / Photograph (Ecuadorian)

_Yusta Garcia Ferran – Engineer / Architect / Lecturer (Spanish)

 

Prizes ///

Winning participants will receive prizes totaling US$ 5,400 with the distribution as follows:

 1st PRIZE: US$ 3,000 (THREE THOUSAND US DOLLARS)

 2nd  PRIZE: US$ 1,600 (ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED US DOLLARS)

 3rd PRIZE: US$ 800 (EIGHT HUNDRED US DOLLARS)

There will also be 7 honorable mentions

Publication: 

1st Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize will be published in following magazines as well as on the [AC-CA]™ website:

About:Blank Architecture Magazine (Portugal)

• wettbewerbe-aktuell Magazine (Germany)

• Concept Magazine (Korea)

• Arquitectura Beta Magazine (Spain)

• Earch.cz Architecture Magazine (Czech Republic)

• Designboom Design Magazine (Italia)

e-architect Architecture News (UK)

Future Arquitecturas Architecture Magazine (China)

Greek Architects Architecture Magazine (Greece)

 

FAQ ///

Can the cafes, administration and bicycles repair centre be on the opposite sides of the foot bridge?
Yes, they can be located anywhere (on the bridge or on both sides).

What are the standards for the elimination of architectural barriers in the Netherlands with regards to disable access as there is no indication of the minimum slope for ramps specified?
You can follow the General European regulation for this competition in term of barrier, ramps and height.

Should the passage for river traffic (ie boats) strictly be designed in the centre of the bridge / river canal channel, or can it be moved closer to the bank? And Is there any fixed channel route in this part of Amstel ?
No, there are no restrictions regarding passage for river traffic (boats) as there is traffic in both directions. However, the middle of the bridge which usually has the highest point of most bridge design make it easy and safe for boats or badges of a certain height to navigation through the Amstel canal.

Is it possible to use a movable bridge system?
Yes, movable bridge system can be used as there are no specified restrictions.

What is the regulation for traffic passage on this part of the Amstel?
Minimum width of navigable waterways passage through the channel are as follows:
- 2.4 to 2.5 metres (7'-10" - 8'-3") for narrow boats
- 4.8 to 5.0 metres  (15'-9" - 16'-5") for broad boats and general canal use
Minimum canal depth of 1.2 metres  (3'-9")

The use of a 1.5 metres water depth gives a greater margin with regards to periods of dredging and low tide. There are only a small percentage of boats using the canals today of more than 0.76 metres (2'-5").

Minimum air draft is 2.0 metres (6'-6") for standard narrow and broad boat canal craft with no cabin roof incidental equipment, i.e. radio and TV aerials, traditional chimneys etc. A minimum of 2.4 metres (7'-9") is a more desirable aim. A 2.6 metre (8'-6") minimum air draft will enable some pontoon mounted dredging equipment to be moved through the opening without demounting equipment or lifting out and transfer around the bridge opening.

The mentioned 15m (fifteen meters) height passage underneath is applicable for general European bridge. Also take into account the many bridges In Amsterdam with low clearance, usually less than 2m (two metres), depending on the water height which varies on low tides.
Amsterdam's canals have a particularly narrow configuration and canal boats can access there. therefore the 15m (fifteen meters), general european bridge specification can be ignored.

What does the phrase "Access must meet the disabled access standards" mean? what exactly is this refering to?  Does the bridge have to be wheelchair accessible?
Yes, it is a requirement for most new public spaces to have disable or wheelchair access.

Do you have information on what the distance is from the surface of the water to ground level on the banks?
The distance between the surface of the water and ground level on either banks keeps changing depending on the tides. We will estimate an allowance of 1m (1 meter).

Can we assume that both banks are at the same level?
Yes

Can we assume that pylons/columns/footings are permitted in the canal?
Yes

Should any of the facilities such as toilets adhere to disable persons regulation?
Yes, at least one toilet should adhere to the disabled person's regulation.

The site plan shows two dashed lines for the footbridge are these two lines hard boundary lines or could components of the bridge go outside of these dashed lines?
No, the dashed lines are just indicative (approximately where the bridge should be). You can of course go outside these two lines.

Are there any height restrictions?
There are no height restrictions.

(lang:240:fr) [AC-CA] International Architectural Competition - Concours d'Architecture | [AMSTERDAM] Passerelle Piétonne

[AMSTERDAM] Passerelle Piétonne

Projet ///

INTRODUCTION
La passerelle est une structure construite pour enjamber physiquement les obstacles comme par exemple un plan d'eau. Le but d'une passerelle est donc de fournir et permettre un franchissement. Elle est conçue pour les piétons et les cyclistes, plutôt que pour la circulation automobile.
Les passerelles complètent le paysage et peuvent être utilisées artistiquement afin de relier visuellement deux zones distinctes ou y effectuer une transition.
Dans de nombreux pays développés, les passerelles sont à la fois fonctionnelles et peuvent être aussi des œuvres d'art et/ou une sculpture.

Amsterdam est la capitale des Pays-Bas. Elle est une métropole d'un peu plus de 1,5 million d'habitants. Riche, elle incarne pour beaucoup une vie urbaine de qualité, et elle est dotée de services de haut niveau.

Les canaux d'Amsterdam ont valu à la ville son surnom de « Venise du Nord » ; ils s'étendent en effet sur un total de plus de cent kilomètres, avec quelques 1 500 ponts qui les traversent, reliant environ 90 îles. En juin 2010, les canaux d'Amsterdam ont obtenu le label de patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco.   

OBJECTIF DE CE CONCOURS
Le but de cette compétition internationale est de concevoir un pont piéton dans le cœur de Amsterdam. L'architecture de cette nouvelle structure devra refléter les tendances du
design contemporain.
Ce projet ne doit pas seulement répondre à la fonction spécifique pour lequel il est conçu. Mais il doit aussi penser à l'insertion urbaine de cette passerelle et à l'impact créé par celle-ci en devenant un nouveau symbole architectural de cette capitale.
Ce concours espère atteindre les objectifs suivants:
_Encourager et récompenser l'excellence du design entre l'architecture et l'ingénierie.
_Rechercher, répondre et mettre en évidence les aspects uniques de la conception d'une passerelle piétonne
_Initier un débat d'idées en ce qui concerne la fonctionnalité des ponts, en relation avec l'art et la sculpture.
_Encourager l'emploi de la conception durable dans tous les aspects de ce projet. 

STRUCTURE DU CONCOURS
Il s'agit d'un concours en une seule étape dont le but est de récolter des propositions et de retenir la plus appropriée, répondant la mieux aux objectifs généraux et spécifiques du concours.

Les propositions ne serviront pas à la construction de la passerelle, [AC-CA]™ organise des concours d'idées afin de les promouvoir dans diverses publications et auprès de ses partenaires.

Media Sponsors ///


 

 

Calendrier ///

_Annonce Officielle du Concours - 17 Octobre 2011

_Début du Concours & des pré-inscriptions - du 30 Octobre au 15 Décembre 2011

_Début des inscriptions générales - du 16 Décembre 2011 au 15 Février 2012

_Date limite pour les questions - 31 Janvier 2012

_Date de clôture des rendus - 29 Février 2012

_Évaluation du jury - du 05 Mars au 12 Mars 2012

_Résultats et Annonce des gagnants sur www.ac-ca.org - 15 Mars 2012

 

Jury ///

_Tutard Laetitia – Architecte (Française)

_Castillo Désirée 
– Artiste / Photographe (Equatorienne)

_Yusta Garcia Ferran 
– Ingénieur / Architecte / Professeur (Espagnol)

 

Prix & Publication ///

Les gagnants recevront des prix totalisant 5,400 US$ dont la distribution sera la suivante:

 1er PRIX:: 3,000 US$ (trois mille US dollars)

 2 ème PRIX: 1,600 US$ (mille six cents US Dollars)

 3ème PRIX: 800 US$ (huit cents US Dollars)

7 mentions honorables

Publication:

1er Prix, 2ème Prix et 3e prix seront publiés dans les magazines d'Architecture suivants, ainsi que sur le site [AC-CA]™:

• About:Blank Architecture Magazine (Portugal)

• wettbewerbe-aktuell Magazine (Allemagne)

• Concept Magazine (Corée)

• Arquitectura Beta Magazine (Espagne)

• Earch.cz Architecture Magazine (République Tchèque)

• Designboom Design Magazine (Italie)

e-architect Architecture News (UK)

 Future Arquitecturas Architecture Magazine (Chine)

 Greek Architects Architecture Magazine (Grèce)

 

Questions & Reponses ///

(En anglais seulement)

Can the cafes, administration and bicycles repair centre be on the opposite sides of the foot bridge?
Yes, they can be located anywhere (on the bridge or on both sides).

What are the standards for the elimination of architectural barriers in the Netherlands with regards to disable access as there is no indication of the minimum slope for ramps specified?
You can follow the General European regulation for this competition in term of barrier, ramps and height.

Should the passage for river traffic (ie boats) strictly be designed in the centre of the bridge / river canal channel, or can it be moved closer to the bank? And Is there any fixed channel route in this part of Amstel ?
No, there are no restrictions regarding passage for river traffic (boats) as there is traffic in both directions. However, the middle of the bridge which usually has the highest point of most bridge design make it easy and safe for boats or badges of a certain height to navigation through the Amstel canal.

Is it possible to use a movable bridge system?
Yes, movable bridge system can be used as there are no specified restrictions.

What is the regulation for traffic passage on this part of the Amstel?
Minimum width of navigable waterways passage through the channel are as follows:
- 2.4 to 2.5 metres (7'-10" - 8'-3") for narrow boats
- 4.8 to 5.0 metres  (15'-9" - 16'-5") for broad boats and general canal use
Minimum canal depth of 1.2 metres  (3'-9")

The use of a 1.5 metres water depth gives a greater margin with regards to periods of dredging and low tide. There are only a small percentage of boats using the canals today of more than 0.76 metres (2'-5").

Minimum air draft is 2.0 metres (6'-6") for standard narrow and broad boat canal craft with no cabin roof incidental equipment, i.e. radio and TV aerials, traditional chimneys etc. A minimum of 2.4 metres (7'-9") is a more desirable aim. A 2.6 metre (8'-6") minimum air draft will enable some pontoon mounted dredging equipment to be moved through the opening without demounting equipment or lifting out and transfer around the bridge opening.

The mentioned 15m (fifteen meters) height passage underneath is applicable for general European bridge. Also take into account the many bridges In Amsterdam with low clearance, usually less than 2m (two metres), depending on the water height which varies on low tides.
Amsterdam's canals have a particularly narrow configuration and canal boats can access there. therefore the 15m (fifteen meters), general european bridge specification can be ignored.

What does the phrase "Access must meet the disabled access standards" mean? what exactly is this refering to?  Does the bridge have to be wheelchair accessible?
Yes, it is a requirement for most new public spaces to have disable or wheelchair access.

Do you have information on what the distance is from the surface of the water to ground level on the banks?
The distance between the surface of the water and ground level on either banks keeps changing depending on the tides. We will estimate an allowance of 1m (1 meter).

Can we assume that both banks are at the same level?
Yes

Can we assume that pylons/columns/footings are permitted in the canal?
Yes

Should any of the facilities such as toilets adhere to disable persons regulation?
Yes, at least one toilet should adhere to the disabled person's regulation.

The site plan shows two dashed lines for the footbridge are these two lines hard boundary lines or could components of the bridge go outside of these dashed lines?
No, the dashed lines are just indicative (approximately where the bridge should be). You can of course go outside these two lines.

Are there any height restrictions?
There are no height restrictions.

(lang:240:es) [AC-CA] International Architectural Competition - Concours d'Architecture | [AMSTERDAM] Icónico Puente Peatonal

[AMSTERDAM] Icónico Puente Peatonal

Proyecto ///

INTRODUCCIÓN
El puente es una estructura construída para atravesar obstáculos físicos tales como un cuerpo de agua.  El fin es el de permitir el paso sobre el obstáculo.

Está concebido  para peatones y ciclistas, en lugar de tráfico de vehículos. Los puentes peatonales complementan el paisaje y pueden ser utilizados artísticamente con el fin de unir visualmente dos zonas distintas o para señalar una transición.
En numerosos países desarrollados los puentes peatonales a la vez que son funcionales, son también obras de arte o esculturas.

Amsterdam es la capital de los Países Bajos y tiene una población aproximada de 1,5 millones de habitantes. Para muchos encarna una vida urbana de calidad y está dotada de servicios de alto nivel.
Los Canales de Amsterdam le han ganado a la ciudad, el sobrenombre de  "Venecia del Norte" por sus más de cien kilómetros de canales, con unos 1.500 puentes que cruzan conectando aproximadamente 90 islas.
En junio del 2010 los canales del siglo 17 situados en el corazón de la ciudad de Amsterdam, se han añadido a la Lista del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO.

OBJETIVO DE ESTE CONCURSO
El objetivo de este concurso internacional es el diseño de un puente peatonal icónico en el corazón de Amsterdam. La arquitectura de esta nueva estructura deberá reflejar las tendencias de un diseño contemporáneo.

Este proyecto no sólo debe cumplir la función específica para el que fue diseñado,  también deberá considerar su inserción urbana y el impacto que este puente peatonal  creará, orientado a convertirse en un nuevo símbolo arquitectónico para una ciudad capital europea. Este concurso pretende alcanzar los siguientes objetivos:

_Estimular y premiar la excelencia en el diseño entre la arquitectura e ingeniería.
_Buscar, encontrar y destacar los aspectos únicos del diseño de un puente peatonal original.
_Iniciar un debate de ideas sobre la funcionalidad de los puentes peatonales en relación con el arte y la escultura.
_Estimular el empleo de un diseño sostenible en todos los aspectos de la propuesta.

ESTRUCTURA DEL CONCURSO
Este es un concurso de una sola etapa, cuyo objetivo es identificar la propuesta más apropiada y que mejor responda a los objetivos generales y específicos del concurso.

Las propuestas no serán utilizadas para la construcción del Icónico Puente Peatonal, [AC-CA]™ organiza concursos de ideas a fin de promoverlas en sus diversas publicaciones y entre sus socios.

 

Medios Patrocinadores ///