The city of Tuttlingen is planning a new construction of the town hall bridge over the Danube, which connects the new railway station with the city centre. They were looking for a concept with a particularly high quality of stay for the new bridge. Werner Sobek’s design incorporates the visual axes from the market square and the railway station. The result is a curved arch shape that elegantly connects the urban qualities of the centre of Tuttlingen with the landscape of the Danube.
Curved Arch Shape Connects City with Landscape Space
The bridge spans around 50 metres and is 6 metres wide. It consists of a steel frame construction to which wooden elements are attached. The parapet consists of wooden slats that widen into a seating area as the bridge progresses. At both stairways there are generously dimensioned city balconies with seating steps that invite visitors to linger. The path to the station is bordered by a green band with trees.
Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany
Services by Werner Sobek
Bridge design complete with urban planning concepts and structural planning
(3rd place in an invitation-only architectural design competition with an idea-generation component)
Bridge deck area
Tuttlingen Municipal Council/Germany
Werner Sobek, Stuttgart