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Treebridge - Amstelveen, NL

Amstelveen is known as Europe’s greenest city. This new proposed bicycle bridge, which was ultimately chosen by the public as winner in a prestigious competition, serves as a green icon. The entrance to the city centre symbolises the internationally-known green identity of the city.

Above the noise and the violent traffic of the A9, the bridge will provide a calm and green connection between the north and the south. The Tree bridge will also fill in the void in the scenic line of the Green Structure Plan of Amstelveen. Besides cyclists and pedestrians, plants and animals can now safely cross the road, and therefore, the green structure of the city will be further enhanced. The support points of the bridge are shaped like big pots in which trees grow. These tree pots in which native oaks and a multi-stemmed flew grow, will form a unique landmark in the national road system of The Netherlands.

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Amstelveen is known as Europe's greenest city. The municipality in the province of North Holland is famous for its Dr. Jac. P. Thijssepark, the international phenomenon was the first wild garden in the Netherlands.
The bridge therefore serves as a green icon, an entrance to the city center, and symbolizes the internationally known green identity of the city.






Above the noise and traffic violence of the A9, the bridge will provide a calm and green connection
between the north and the south. The Bomenbrug will also fill in the void in the scenic line of the Green Structure Plan of Amstelveen.
Besides cyclists and pedestrians, plants and animals can now safely cross the road, and the green structure of the city will be further enhanced.





The support points of the bridge are shaped like big pots in which trees grow. These tree pots in which native-oaks and a multistemmed flew grow, form a unique landmark in the national road system.













Project data

NameTreebridge - Amstelveen, NL
PlaceAmstelveen, The Netherlands
Areaapprox. 5.000 m²
Year2017
Start date2017
End date2025
Statuscompetition 1st prize, under construction
ClientMunicipality of Amstelveen
Collaborationsstructure; Adviesbureau Tielemans
contractor; consortium FCC/Macquarie/Siemens
Design collaborationsurbanism and landscape; Juurlink [+] Geluk
architecture and architectural engineering; Paul de Ruiter architects
Design teamJaakko van 't Spijker, Jesse Wijnen, Julio Gil Farina
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