More than a Footbridge - The new Baakenhafen Crossing

Complexity of Developing a Multi-Functional Structure in an Urban Context


Medium: conference paper
Language(s): en 
Conference: Footbridge 2017 Berlin - Tell A Story, 6-8.9.2017, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
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Year: 2017
DOI: 10.24904/footbridge2017.09427
Abstract: In 2013 Knippers Helbig won together with the architects from Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) the competition for the new footbridge across the Baakenhafen in Hamburg. Now four years later the bridge has been completed in the heart of Hafencity.

The process we are describing is an interdisciplinary design approach considering project specific goals which have been identified in the early design phase. These goals lead to the definition of project parameters which focus all members of the design team on the most important issues during the design process.

Based on our bridge project across the Baakenhafen we describe the identification of its project parameters and the resulting static and structural responses.

Keywords: steel, footbridge, trough bridge, semi-integral, multi-functional structure, interdisciplinary design process, human induced vibrations

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