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 Footbridges Embraced by Their Users
Author(s): (Project engineer, Ney and Partners, Brussels, Belgium)
(CEO, Ney and Partners, Brussels, Belgium)
Medium: conference paper
Language(s): English
Conference: Footbridge 2022: Creating Experience, Madrid, Spain, 07-09 September 2022
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DOI: 10.24904/footbridge2022.224

A good design is reflected in how the users appropriate the structure. During the design process of a bridge, it is essential to consider the life it could have after its opening, how the inhabitants of a place will embrace it and make it part of the environment where they live. Using several footbridges designed by Ney & Partners as example, this article will show the importance of considering user experience when conceiving a bridge. When a design is successful, the structure can become an icon, crossing the footbridge can be an experience, it can be the place where users go to spend time. A design should never be reduced to mere functionality. Building involves social responsibility and designs should be carefully planned so that the bridge becomes part of the live of its users and is integrated in its environment.

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