Buiksloterham is a new neighborhood in the north of Amsterdam. The post-industrial development is centered around making the circular economy a reality. Six new bridges will be built in this new neighborhood and the ambition is to only use re-used material.
AmsterdamSpolia is the first bridge to be built in Amsterdam using 100% re-cycled materials. The main components of the bridge are two large beams that were taken from an old rail bridge in the center of town. The steel beams were re-used without any modifications and precisely repositioned in order to fit the site and create a pedestrian connection to the waterfront. Wood from old quays is refurbished and precisely milled and cut for all the elements that can be touched by users. Custom details were made so that all the connections are slightly spaced creating independently legible parts into a new comprehensive whole.