“The Twist” bridge in Vlaardingen (The Netherlands)
The new crucial connection in the urban and recreational bicycle network calls for a strong identity in the area. By virtue of its location in a natural green setting on the edge of the city, the bridge is both tempting and surprising to its users. An expressive though subtle sculpture establishes the moment of ‘crossing’ and captures the qualities of the immediate landscape.
Andrew Tang, Project Architect at West 8, says: "After years of technical studies and design refinement, the bridge is finally realized and opened in May 2009. Using the original Rhino Model as a basis, the contractors were able to translate the design into final working drawings for the various components of the bridge. While I’ve used Rhino working on other prestigious projects such as the new Rotterdam Central Station, I sincerely feel that Bridge Vlaardingen really showcase the power and possibilities of Rhino."