Nyon Footbridges Competition a Twin Experience

Yves Pages, Quentin Berton, Klaas De Rycke, Niccolò Baldassini, Narjis Lemrini, Ana Marti Baron, Xavier Veilhan
2021 Footbridge 2022, Madrid: Creating Experience   unpublished
In 2018 the city of Nyon (Switzerland) launched a two-stage design competition for a couple of elevated walkways to improve soft mobility ("mobilité douce") to and from the city's train station. The walkways were to be built on steep embankments along railways. The city asked that teams requesting for participation include (in that order) a lead engineer, an artist, an architect and a landscape architect. The requirement for an artist was part of a local policy to enhance public realm projects.
more » ... The process that ensued pushed the boundaries of interdisciplinary collaboration and explored a renewed approach to user's experience on a footbridge. The design was submitted under the name "Gradiant" and went on to win the competition in the spring of 2019.
doi:10.24904/footbridge2022.092 fatcat:ggblkxtifrdlzjqiqs6xvzdz7a