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Gallery | British consultant wins Budapest bridge competition

A design proposal by British consultant BuroHappold Engineering and architects UNStudio has been chosen for a new bridge across the river Danube at Budapest.

The 500m long cable stayed bridge is intended to ease congestion and accelerate the development of former industrial areas in the south of the Hungarian capital. 

The pylons will be constructed from steel and finished in a white paint coating. The bridge will carry road vehicles, trams, pedestrians and cyclists,

BuroHappold beat 16 other proposals that were submitted to the international design competition for the new bridge, commissioned by the Hungarian government and the municipal council. 

Announcing the winning entry, judges said: “From an urban design point of view, this is the most well thought out entry.

“The bridge would be both an architectural and cityscape symbol, but is simultaneously a traditional and functional bridge structure that does not impinge on its environment. The coherent design and lighting of the gates and piers make for an elegant evening view, worthy of a Budapest bridge.”

The consortium will now create complete and detailed designs and obtain planning permits, which is expected to take two to three years. 






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