Donautreppe/Danube Stairway
A iconic landmark and public stairway to a beautiful view over the Danube and beyond.
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Solution

Parts of the old bridge frame the stairway to the viewing platform. A new steel construction supports the stairway, viewing platform and the old bridge parts. So the old parts just need a little restoration. To safe weight the parts of the old bridge will be reduced, but the shape of the old bridge will still be recognizable.

What is the name of your concept?

Donautreppe/Danube Stairway

Which of the three suggested areas are you choosing for your concept? (the Donaulände public park, the port area or the mouth of Traun River)?

The tip of the Port Area.

What is the public function of your concept?

The actual purpose of the Viewing Platform is to make the port area interesting for the people of Linz and visitors. The stairs can be used as a meeting place on a nice summer day or for recreation. An other possibility is to use the stairs as a stand for little open air events.

How are the parts of the old railway bridge visible in your concept?

One of the middle parts of the bridge needs to be restored to support itself. Due to the ascending angle the old bridge gets an iconic and monumental appearence for its last use.

Have you used any third-party material? Even if you've modified it, source the original here. See FAQ for details.

No.

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