Living Bridge in Erkheim

Type: Commercial
Location: Erkheim, Germany
Year: 2006
Status: Design
Team: Eike Schling, Mickey Schneider, Nadine Stammler
Office: TU Munich, Institute for Wood Construction, Prof. Kaufmann, in collaboration with Structural Engeering Department, Prof. Dr. Winter
Awards: 1st Prize, Munich Engineering and Architecture Award

A bridge restaurant was designed in Erkheim to connect both sides of the Autobahn A96, Munich-Lindau. The bridge structure and details had to be planned and dimensioned to fullfill construction standards. Thus, the design proposes a simple truss. The structural elements like cross-bracing, bridge-bearing or traction ropes are imbedded in the architectural form. A double façade envelopes the room-high trussed beam, creating an open dining space with provisions for noise control, fire control and building services. The project was noted for its achievement of realistic planning in all aspects of engineering and design.


About eikeschling

Dr.-Ing. | Architect BYAK Assistant Professor in Architectural Structures The University of Hong Kong

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