Buslane and bridge

  • Design

    2003 - 2004
  • Built

    2005 - 2006
  • Program

    Buslane and bridge
  • Location

    Nieuw Wolfslaar, Breda
  • Client

    Gemeente Breda
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Bus lane and bridge

The bus lane and bridge in Nieuw Wolfslaar constitute a virtually two-dimensional architecture that scarcely rises above the surrounding landscape. The curve of the three-hundred-metre-long bus lane through the Bavelse Leij landscape park is a segment of a circle and is made up of an asphalted roadway and a footpath of shell asphalt. The bridge over the Bavelse Leij stream is slightly off-centre, wedged between gabions at one end and at the other end a Cor-Ten steel element embedded in the slope. The only vertical accents in this landscape intervention are the architect- designed cylindrical lighting poles on the concrete strip between bus lane and footpath.