How does Amsterdam sound like?


Name: Fernanda Arriaga Navarro

Nationality: Mexican

Institution / Company: Politecnico di Milano


Name: Guillermo Pérez-Banuet Farell


Institution / Company: Politecnico di Milano


Name: Aristoula Stergiou

Nationality: Greek

Institution / Company: Politecnico di Milano


-FINALIST of Amsterdam Cycling Bridge Competition


To understand where we want cities to go, we must see cities as places where people enrich their lives. They are the engines of innovation, a constellation of systems that are part of larger network. In these networks, the connections are crucial. Cities are no longer about locations, but about interactions, how we communicate, and how we use natural resources to sustain the organism. Keeping these ideas as a background, we conceive our bridge as the connection that is inserted into an existing network to reduce distances, thus seeking to solve problems functionally and aesthetically. We express the context of the city in the rhythm of the railings, where the parts are also connected to the river. These pieces are made of wood with small orifices, which create simple tones of music when the wind passes through them. The rhythm corresponds to the grid of streets and canals of the city as well as the buildings. Canals and streets are expressed through larger cylinders as those elements transmit and enhance the sound inside the city in contrary to the buildings that consist of a barrier of sound and are described through thinner elements. We think that it is important to work with nature, creating a modest relationship that privileges everyone, so we designed a space for contemplation in a lower level as an intention to reach the river and be engaged with nature. We want to create the material conditions so that people deepen their collective experience in cities.


#mobility #interactions #progress #accesibility #connection #sound

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