New Pedestrian Bridge for the River Liffey

Dublin, Ireland

The “Stack A” bridge is to provide a new pedestrian link across the River Liffey in central Dublin. The bridge is required to open to allow for the passage of sailing vessels.

It should in no way try to compete with its much larger future neighbour, the Martin Bridge. Instead, if the new bridge is to achieve the desired landmark status, it should offer qualities which are not based upon either quantity or monumentality. Such an attraction should be based rather on the appropriate scale of the pedestrian bridge and take advantage of the qualities that this smaller and freer bridge form allows for, concentrating upon the filigree, on the ability to move, the spectacle of elements travelling from time to time through the space over the river.

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Location

Dublin, Ireland

Architect

Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner

Address

River Liffey
Dublin
Ireland

Competition

2002