The single-pylon bridge connects an austere post-war neighbourhood of Utrecht with a new high standard business area. The torsion, constructive pylon of the bridge transforms geometrically from a cone form at the top descending into a box shape as it connects with the main deck. The deck is split into four separate lanes which enables difference in steepness for slow and motorised traffic.
Prince Claus Bridge
UNStudio Ben van Berkel with Freek Loos, Ger Gijzen and Armin Hess, Suzanne Boyer, Jeroen, Jacques van Wijk, Ludo Grooteman, Henk Bultstra, Tobias Wallisser, Andreas Bogenschütz, Ron Roos
Advisors Management: DHV, Amersfoort Engineering concrete foundations: DHV, Amersfoort Engineering pylon and deck: Halcrow UK, London and Swindon
Awards Belgian Steel Award 2004 British Steel Award 2004