Pedestrian bicycle bridge Aarschot
2008-2012, Aarschot, Belgium

The winning design of West 8 and BAS-Dirk Jaspaert for the new pedestrian bicycle bridge, that will span the rail tracks in Aarschot, focuses on the functional character of the bridge as well as on its potential to tempt and surprise its users.

Connecting the old and new parts of the city, the bridge is an important link in the regional bicycle network. Likewise, the bridge offers new access to the station platform.

By virtue of its location, shape, structure and use of materials, the bridge captures the qualities of the surrounding landscape. It offers cyclists and pedestrians a new rest and meeting place above the busy rail tracks, but at the same time it gives them a sense of security.

Its steel space grid supported by sculptured pillars and its curved shape offers a variety of constantly changing perspectives and experiences.

client
City of Aarschot
partners
BAS-Dirk Jaspaert, Snoeck en Partners
awards
nominated for Staalbouwwedstrijd 2012
team
Adriaan Geuze, Maarten van de Voorde, Andrew Tang, Eduard Balcells, Gaspard Estourgie, Igor Saitov, Joost Koningen, Karsten Buchholz, Nik Naudts, Perry Maas, Pieter Hoen, Ronald van Nugteren