Maribor City Government

Drava Bridge

A cultural enabler. More than simply a transport connection, this bridge links communities with recreational spaces and public sites throughout central Maribor.

This new bridge over the river Drava holds a cultural value. Connecting a series of public spaces and community sites over Maribor, the bridge furthers city-wide social and recreational initiatives.

The structural concept is visually elegant and functionally precise. The profile of the bridge skims the surface of the water once before springing up to cross to the far bank. As the profile drops it widens to create tiered waterside spaces that are capable of creating new relationships between the water and its users.

Name:
Drava Bridge
Client:
Maribor City Government
Date:
December 2010
Location:
Maribor
Team:
Alan DempseyPaul Loh
Collaborators:
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold