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Europe's Longest Pedestrian Bridge Beautifully Illuminates Sweden's Sölvesborg Bay

Europe's Longest Pedestrian Bridge Beautifully Illuminates Sweden's Sölvesborg Bay | green streets | Scoop.it

In Sweden, a series of undulating arches, brightly lit by fuchsia-tinted LED lights, dance across the Sölvesborg Bay. From a distance, the structure could be mistaken for the Loch Ness Monster's mysterious glowing cousin, but these massive illuminated vaults actually support Europe's longest pedestrian bridge.

Spanning 2,480 feet—that's nearly half a mile!—the Sölvesborg Bridge was designed by Swedish design firm Ljusarkitektur in collaboration with lighting company Lumenpulse to connect the small town of Sölvesborg with a new housing district across the bay.

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Norm Miller's curator insight, January 30, 10:59 AM

We love city icons.

Duane Craig's curator insight, January 31, 11:18 AM

Lighting up bridges seems to be in vogue.

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Integrated Sustainable Development: the Swedish Experience

Integrated Sustainable Development: the Swedish Experience | green streets | Scoop.it

"Sweden is well positioned with regard to Sustainable Urban Planning, Design and Architecture. Stockholm was the first winner of the new European Green Capital Award and it was awarded the European Green Capital of 2010. One of the key drivers behind this is the strong Swedish tradition of cooperation between planning authorities, architects and developers. Hammarby sjöstad in Stockholm and Vastra hamnen are projects that are good examples of this tradition."


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Urban Regeneration in Sweden: H+ by Erik Giudice Architects

Urban Regeneration in Sweden: H+ by Erik Giudice Architects | green streets | Scoop.it

The H+ project is one of Sweden’s must ambitious planning and urban renewal projects.

The ongoing process aims to radically transform the southern parts of Helsingborg connecting them to the sea through the “Blue-green connection”, a landscaped water feature. The central core of the H+ project is located around the Bredgatan area, a former industrial sector.

Located between the old city and the harbor, this area will be one of the first to undergo transformation and currently lacks housing, public services and has a poor public spaces. The aim is to transform the area into a mixed urban fabric, keeping the spirit of entrepreneurship and enhancing the collaboration between university and companies.

The varying width and depth of the central promenade gives ever new perspectives. Variation in scale and building typologies, mixing old and new, creates a dynamic urban fabric with a combination of intimate and more spectacular public spaces. Along the canal ground floors are used for education, café, restaurants, and office.


See more images and read about this ambitious and innovative urban regeneration and redevelopment project at the full article on the project.

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