DKFS together with the engineering expert Schüßler-Plan win Warsaw Bridge competition

DKFS together with the engineering expert Schüßler-Plan Warsaw won the international competition for the new Warsaw Bridge connecting the centre and old town of Warsaw with the Praga District to the east over the river Vistula. Once built it will be one of Europe’s longest footbridges. The competition held by the City of Warsaw for the almost 500m long pedestrian and cycle bridge attracted international attention with over 140 EOI and 40 final submissions.

The jury stated: “The winning proposal by DKFS and Schüßler-Plan is unusually elegant and timeless. It blends seamlessly into the existing city context and landscape. It is an original and unique structure, but at the same time manages to not compete with the distinctive context […].” 

Renata Kaznowska, the Deputy Major of Warsaw, said: “It was very important for us to choose what could be referred to as an architectural gem from the overwhelming response to the brief with high quality proposals. The chosen proposal however does not dominate its context, but fits seamlessly into the unique urban setting. It feels like it has always been there. “

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Team: Dirk Krolikowski, Falko Schmitt, Ryan Blackford, Michael Scheuvens, Alex Bramhill, Thomas Stein, Frank Ehrlicher, Justyna Grzesiak, Wioletta Zdziraska, Piotr Piotrkowicz, Andrzej Piniaha, Zbigniew Wichański

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