Cultural > Drammen Footbridge, Drammen, Norway

At the heart of Drammen’s transformation is the waterfront regeneration and the development of Gronland. The new footbridge is a catalyst for it’s success.

Our proposal was inspired by the dynamic trajectory of skimming stones across the water, each movement clearly defined by its physical constraints.

The path of the bridge was conceived to create a sequence of views and interfaces, while ensuring a gradient that would provide universal access. The bridge connects the existing park to the new basin, complementing the design of existing landscaping schemes.

At night, the angular character of the bridge is emphasised by underwater floodlights. The movement of people and cyclists crossing the bridge would activate pulses of light across the bridge deck.

Client: Drammen City Council
Current Status: Invited competition – 2nd place
Consultants: AKT, Speirs and Major