skywalk rennweg by solid architecture

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[ all images courtesy solid architecture | photography: Günter Kresser ]

first prize in invited competition, vienna-based solid architecture designed a skywalk connects two existing buildings dated back in 80s.

love the simple, modern approach in this challenging site context !

project brief from solid architecture:

” In reference to its outward appearance, the bridge adds a third and formally individual element to the two existing buildings dating back to the 1980ies. The fair grey metallic colour of the exterior surfaces of the bridge assimilates with the grey-green colour spectrum of the two already existing building structures. Large-area glazed sidewalls make the supporting construction of the bridge, which is arranged inside, visible from the outside, and they make the bridge appear light and transparent. ”

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(continued) ” The interior area of the bridge has its own individual character, independent of the two already existing buildings.  If you cross the bridge, you will experience space that is dominated by the dynamic alignments of the supporting construction and the bottom and top plate. There may also be made out a colour difference between the interior area of the bridge on the one and the existing building structure on the other side. With the exception of the fair grey floor, all surfaces are white. ”

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(continued) “… Following a bend in the botton plate, a slightly inclined ramp counterbalances the difference in height between the two building structures and leads into the building Rennweg 44.
The construction of the details is reduced and simply supports the view and the atmosphere and the effect of the space created. ”

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[ all images courtesy solid architecture | photography: Günter Kresser ]

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