Take a Stroll on the La Sallaz Footbridge in Switzerland…

© Roger Frei, Zurich
© Roger Frei, Zurich

This pedestrian bridge by 2b architectes, completed in 2012, is set between the Metro station and the Bois de Sauvabelin. The design team’s goal was to create a connection between the quadrangularly- constructed urban surroundings and the artificial natural landscape of le Vallon, as the bridge becomes a duality of the different geometries of its location. Depending on the perspective you interact with the structure, i. e. whether you’re crossing over the bridge as a pedestrian, or under it as a car driver, the bridges design showcases a criss-crossing of lines between the square and the street, shifting them together into a singular form. 

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