Tiergarten bridge,

The new construction of the pedestrian and cyclists’ bridge over the Mulde as signet of the city of Dessau was created as a three dimensional work of art: a winding path through the landscape and over the river.

Project data:

Building Owner: Baudezernat Stadt Dessau
Dates: 1999 – 2000
2nd Prize Implementation competition 1999

The new bridge connects the city with the zoological garden. In order to avoid intruding in the river it was decided to forego a solution using bridge abutments. Over the steel box hollow beams there is a steel tube arch on a slope, from which the footway is suspended with round steel bars and which stabilises the arch at the same time. The hangers outline a pedestrian space, making the crossing of the river a special experience.