Corten Pedestrian Bridge by KONTUR / CTRL+N. Gjovik, Norway
This corten clad Pedestrian Bridge is situated in the Mustad Business Park in Gjovik, Norway. The area is currently being redeveloped and converted from a series of factory buildings into an information and communication technology business area. Historically the site was host to Mustad fishing hook factory developed in the early 1800`s until mid-1900.
The bridge connects Mustad business park with the nearby Gjovik town centre. The bridge spans a total of 32 meters with two triangulated girders, hidden within the corten steelclad railings. Lighting strips along the bottom of the railings emphasize the simplicity and strength of the design. The steel picks up the colours and tones of the existing brickwork of the adjacent buildings. The contrasting elements of the grey concrete deck and the illuminated strips, provides for a more textured aesthetic and easy orientation for the visually impaired. The prefabricated concrete decking elements show a crystalline sine-wave pattern, a reference to the streams of information going in and out of the business park and also a reference to the running water beneath the bridge. The materiality and form making of this bridge has acted as a precursor to new developments within the site. CTRL+N continue works within the site ranging from interior design, landscape, master planning and architecture.