Footbridge Sulin in Slovakia by ZeroZero

January 16, 2018

Today we discover the winner of the BigMat ’17 International Architecture Award National Prize in Slovakia, the Footbrige Sulin by Zerozero, a pedestrian bridge which crosses the river Poprad, the natural national border between Poland and Slovakia.

 

Footbridge Sulin – Zegiestow by ZeroZero © Jaroslav Val´ko

Footbridge Sulin – Zegiestow by ZeroZero © Jaroslav Val´ko

 

According to the panel of judges chairman, Jesús Aparicio, “[…] the short-listed project is a pedestrian bridge made from reinforced concrete, the design of which is a logical product of the function it serves and of the structure needed to create the work in the chosen material.”

In words of Henrieta Moravčíková (Czech Republic + Slovakiamember of the panel of judges): “The bridge crosses the river Poprad, which builds the natural national border between Poland and Slovakia. It should be a generator of the trans border tourism development in one of the most beautiful European natural settings. The concrete slightly vaulted bridge body with brutalist surface reacts on the surrounding landscape and enhances it, similarly as the stone bridges or castles have done in past. The down-to-earth character of the structure is underlined by the simple vertical grooves of the concrete body and the wooden cladding of the floor and inner railing. Balancing on the borderline between original and banal the authors of the bridge succeeded to create architecture perfectly consistent with this (none) ordinary place.” (more…)

Learn all about BigMat’17 shortlisted projects for this year’s Architecture Award

July 27, 2017

Out of a total of almost nine hundred projects presented across the seven European countries taking part in the Award, 87 were shortlisted to participate in the online voting for the Public Prize. Learn more about the selected projects below!

 

BigMat International Architecture Award 2017 meeting room © photo: Pablo Tribello

BigMat International Architecture Award 2017 meeting room © photo: Pablo Tribello

 

Out of a total of almost nine hundred projects presented across the seven European countries taking part in the Award (Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Portugal), the panel of judges chaired by Jesús Aparicio and comprising Xaveer de Geyter (Belgium), Henrieta Moravčíková (Czech Republic + Slovakia), Marc Barani (France), Francesco Isidori (Italy), Paulo David (Portugal + Spain), and awards secretary Jesús Donaire, singled out 87  projects to be shortlisted.  (more…)