OMA design for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France
OMA, The Workplace for Metropolitan Architecture, has won an international competitors to design the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc, the sixth bridge across the river Garonne in Bordeaux and the first bridge design to be realized by OMA.
OMA styles for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France
“Positioned at the heart of the Euratlantique project, Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc offers a hyperlink between the municipalities of Bègles and Floriac.” says OMA. “But a lot more than simply connecting two points of land separated by water, the bridge itself also delivers a generous new public space in the city.”
OMA model for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France
“Its considerable 44m by 545m expanse, a continuous surface stretching well beyond the banks of the river, seamlessly connects to the land. The gently sloping surface enables a pedestrian promenade whilst still allowing the necessary clearance for boats beneath. All traffic modes – like private automobiles, public transport, bicycles and foot visitors – are accommodated by its width, with the largest allowance devoted to pedestrians.”
OMA designs for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France
Says Clément Blanchet, director of OMA France: “The bridge itself is not the ‘event’ in the city, but a platform that can accommodate events of the city. We wanted to supply the simplest expression – the least technical, least lyrical, but the most concise and powerful structural resolution.”
OMA design and style for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France
Completion is scheduled for 2018.
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