Linz Activity Centre
A new activity centre located in the re-positioned skeleton of one of the former bridge spans.
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Solution

The proposals seek to create an exciting series of spaces in and around the re-purposed span of the former bridge. A new activity centre is delicately positioned within the skeletal structure of the bridge; lightly touching the ground the sheer scale of the structural members have inspired the climbing and zip-lining activities proposed. The former bridge provides a shell with the arcing spaces inside still read from carefully designed terraces and platforms.

What is the name of your concept?

Linz Activity Centre

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 area proposed for the new activity centre is within the Donaulände public park, itself familiar with the locals for being a source of exercise. Placed parallel to the Danube, the activity centre sits on the grassed meadow aside trees, paths and the water.

What is the public function of your concept?

The activity centre is envisioned as place that would attract both locals and visitors to Linz. It would operate daily with the climbing walls and zip-line complimented by a cafe and series of external viewing terraces, whilst at the evening it could be used for private occasions.

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

The old bridge is inherent to the design, forming a skeletal shell with the proposed new building sitting entirely within this void, constructed with an independent steel frame.

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