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This paper discusses design considerations for creating high quality infrastructural artefacts with an emphasis on bridges. The authors pursue a design study and analysis approach to highlight the specifics of infrastructure design for regional identity, based on their own work on a bridge ensemble in the Dutch Zaanstreek region. Two highlights of this work, the award winning Juliana Bridge and the wildlife crossing in Rijssen, are used to illustrate how to create good infrastructure design in sensitive contexts, without making use of neo-vernacular methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-158
Number of pages24
JournalResearch in Urbanism Series (online)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Research areas

  • Architecture, Bridge, Butterfly bridge, Dommel bridge, Highway of the future, Hoogtij bridge, Juliana bridge, Prins bernhard bridge, Regional identity, Rijssen wildlife crossing, Wildlife crossing, Zaanbridge, Zaanstad, Zuidelijke randweg bridge

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