Festina Lente / Adnan Alagić, Bojan Kanlić & Amila Hrustić
Year: 2012 Photographs: Courtesy of Adnan Alagić, Bojan Kanlić & Amila Hrustić
Festina Lente (lat. hurry slowly),lightweight,agile,adaptable casual contact among all objects and human beings.
The basic idea of the bridge is the union of the secular and spiritual and to establish a balance between left and right side.
Crossing the bridge is a unique experience because of it’s specific layout and views that we encounter when going through the gate (closed part of the bridge) prearing us to enter into another dimension,and aweks spirituality.Technological solutinos and modern design of the bridge become the brand of Sarajevo.Tender for the construction of a pedestrion bridge was announced in year 2007,five years later the bridgewas built.
Bridge construction is stell with aluminum trim and glass fence.Span is 38 meters.The bridge create a true “genuis loci”apropriate to the area in front of the temple as the Academy of Fine Arts.Former church todayAcademy of Fine Arts was built in time of the Viennese secession.
Forme is unique,simple and attractive at the same time and because of the unexpectedness triggers a series os asociations and establishing a new vision.Loop on the bridge is symbolic gate ,in our traditions entries in the cities have always been marked by gates.Line appears on the most secession facilites among wich include Academy of Fine Arts.Around the bridge we have different styls of facilites and two benks are completely different,one coverd with grass and another built from stone,we decide for visual contrast.
On the bridge are two benches in coverd sections so it’s a place of meeting and interacting.White LED lights lit the bridge.
Group GSA have shared their recently completed orange pedestrian bridge with WAN. Slipping through the leafy fronds of a red gum tree canopy in Werribee, Australia, the 165m bridge was inspired by the native eastern brown snake. The uniform brown tones of this venomous land snake are starkly contrasted with an underbelly of bright orange, yellow or grey, a colour combination that has directly inspired the arrangement of Group GSA’s new pedestrian structure.
Threading its way through the canopy, this elegantly looping bridge rises over reflective rivers and winds in coils around mature gum trees. The purpose of the new bridge is to encourage a heavier footfall from the retail hub of Werribee to Wyndham Park, a generous recreational facility with barbeque and picnic facilities, giving pedestrians an additional option to access these public amenities.
Group GSA explains: “The challenges included threading a bridge structure through the remnant river gum tree canopy, and a structure that could span the river without disturbing the river bank minimising any impact of the recently re-established population of platypi.” Wyndham Park is currently undergoing a successful programme focussing on expanding the number of platypi in its boundaries, with a series of educational events and talks open to the public. Care has therefore been taken to disrupt the local environment as little as possible.
Costs on the scheme have been kept to a minimum by reducing the steel plate thickness, made possible by extending the standard steel box truss the length of the side flanges alternating on either side. By combining this with the plan curve the structure was strengthened, meaning thinner steel plates could be used. The orange hue that forms the underside of the Wedge Street Bridge makes it instantly recognisable and users can track the path through the treetops as it contrasts against the green foliage.