A utopian bridge - Zürich

ETH Zürich, 1st semester, Prof. C. Kerez

in collaboration with Arthur de Buren



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The main station of Zürich is located in the middle of the city center. This causes a long and big cut of the train tracks through the city. There are only a few connections arcross this separation through the city. A utopian bridge network reconnects the sparated parts of Zürich with far-spanned pedestrian bridges. After investigating the actual traffic and the needed requirements, a balance between the maximal possible number of connections and the most reduced possibility was found. This bridge network shoud not only be an infrastructural help but could also become an attraction and meeting point for sports and a new way of experiencing the city.