‘Turbine bridge in Amsterdam’ a Project by DWAWU Wiercinski + Wrzeszcz, Amsterdam, Netherlands
DWAWU wiercinski + wrzeszcz has designed ‘Turbine bridge in Amsterdam’ for Amsterdam, Nedherlands. The design functions both, as a traditional bridge and a hydroelectric power station.
The concept is to create a multi-functional floating space on the Amstel river of Amsterdam.
The tunnel has designed in the form of a giant ship hull with the main level of the link is a public area with pedestrian and a bicycle path, a bicycle repair shop, administration offices and a cafe. There are also leisure terraces and playground spaces on top.
Underneath the deck are the plant rooms, turbine engines and storage located.
The bridge refers to an hourglass, that is formed by the flow of a boat in the middle of the Amstel canal. The moving facade creates a dynamic,
a living architecture. The rotating turbine is powered by the river’s current and generates electricity not only for the link itself, but also accumulates energy for the additional needs of the city.
Images courtesy of DWAWU Wiercinski + Wrzeszcz.