Kaunas Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge
1st Prize Winner at International Design Competition. Kaunas, Lithuania - 2018
Lithuania’s second largest city, Kaunas, has
launched an international contest for a major new cycle route over the River
Nemunas. Organised by the Kaunas Architectural and Urban Renewal Council, the
competition seeks innovative proposals for a new pedestrian and cycle route
connecting the city centre and Science
Island with the industrial south bank of the river
where a new Concert
Hall is due to be constructed.
expression of Nemunas Bridge is being followed by a simplistic idea – to
minimize visual intervention with city skyline while forming panoramic public
spaces near riverbanks on both sides.
Canal bridge is
composed on the axis of the intersection of the Fire Station. The minimal
footprint on the natural coast of Nemunas island expands towards city centre
and joins Karalius Mindaugas avenue creating wide, spacious entrance with bus
stops and the underground passage.
Nemunas Bridge: Length 320m, Span 220m, Area 3115sqm.