The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

50 Bridges Vathorst

50 Bridges of Vathorst, Amersfoort, NL

Designing practical infrastructure with playful twists that reflect the local identity.

The varying architecture of the bridges expresses the different identities of the areas they are placed into.

In De Laak, 14 bridges were constructed that feature The Dutch Herring fish. The Herring was chosen as ornamentation of the bridges due to Vathorst’s close location to the IJsselmeer, where Herring is native and frequently fished. The layout of fish pattern is made possible by using the construction method of cast aluminum for the railings.

Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Vathorst

Kuiper Compagnons

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