Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Akkerwinde Bridge by OAK Architects
Spanning 105 feet and rising more than 50 feet in the air, the structure serves as entrance to the city of Sneek. It is the world’s first heavy traffic road bridge made from Accoya wood. Designed by OAK Architects (a collaboration between Achterbosch Architectuur and Onix architects) and constructed by German firm Schaffitzel Holzindustrie. The design team utilized an extensively researched and proven “new wood species” with performance properties that match or exceed those of the very best tropical hardwoods. Accoya® wood features many benefits, including high strength to weight ratio, enhanced durability and dimensional stability, non-toxicity and aesthetics. Accoya® wood also has superior UV resistance, is non-toxic and made from sustainably grown timber, making the perfect choice for the project. (via Contemporist).