Passerelle Van Dun Richard
Public spaces and parks , Infrastructure and transportation
L'Assomption (Québec) / Canada
Portée: 100 m, Largeur: 3 m, Hauteur des mâts: 19 m
URBAM / ABCP
The new pedestrian bridge in the town of l'Assomption stands out for its orange-red colour, which contrasts with both the green or wintry landscapes. The fiery, eye-catching colour red is also synonymous with warmth, power, dynamism and seduction. The masts are also a signalling and symbolic element, with their angular shape forming an "A" for Assomption. The asymmetrical suspended structure blends in perfectly with the site conditions. It provides a connection to the town centre with a gradual approach to landscaping on the residential side, which could eventually link up with the future linear park. The imposing masts of the footbridge catch the eye on the Rue Perreault side, gradually fading away on the Boulevard de l'Ange-Gardien side to make way for the existing vegetation. The structure is made up of cables and exposed circular steel stringers on which rests a glulam deck with an exposed underside.