Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany
Services by Werner Sobek
Bridge design complete with urban planning concepts and structural planning
(3rd place in an invitation-only architectural design competition with an idea-generation component)
Bridge deck area
Tuttlingen Municipal Council/Germany
Werner Sobek, Stuttgart
The German town of Tuttlingen is planning to build a bridge across the River Danube that will connect the new railway station with the town centre and make an outstanding contribution to the quality of its location. When generating ideas for the structure, Werner Sobek was particularly mindful of how the bridge would affect the lines of sight between Tuttlingen’s market square and the new railway station. The curved arch of the resulting design is intended to act as an elegant visual link between the aesthetic of the town centre and the Danube’s riverside landscape. The proposed bridge is 6 metres wide and spans a distance of approximately 50 metres. It consists of a steel frame to which various timber elements are affixed. Wooden louvres are used to form the bridge’s parapets, which broaden out as they cross the structure to provide seating for passers-by. Both of the two approaches to the bridge feature generous viewing platforms with steps that also offer an inviting place to sit and while away some time. The path from the bridge to the railway station runs through a green strip that is planted with trees.