António Rosa da Silva | Bridging Prague Competition – reSite Festival
Prague and its bridges are involved in a context of very powerful historical heritage. The proximity to the Vlatva river and the significance of the surroundings, the historical buildings, the prominent position in the urban context and the iconic character of the old buildings, constitutes the background that the proposal had to deal with.
Conceptually the proposal explores the relation of the existing brides with the river banks and the way they connect. The proposal says that these system of bridges is good but has problems, the mobility system in most of the bridges are mixed, pedestrians and cars, or train bridges. It is proposed a complementary system to the installed reality, a longitudinal walkway or pedestrian promenade with a bike lane stretching through the intervention area. This walkway suggests a new way to look at the city from the river and is intended to promote a fast reliable and sustainable way to connect the city.Location: Prague, Czech Republic Architect: António Rosa da Silva