Connecting visitors directly to the town square and matching the character of the surrounding woodland, the bridge is transparent, compact in form, and uses Azobé wood to traverse the canal. The bridge is a pinnacle landmark for the Green Corridor, a 13 km long recreational route through a National Landscape which links the city of Eindhoven with the historical centre of Oirschot.
After installation, the bridge was named the “Stönner-Meijwaardbrug” after Rinus Stönner and Willem Meijwaard who lost their lives who were fighting with the Princess Irene Brigade against the Germans in this area in 1944.
West 8 is also the urban designer and landscape architect of concept design for the Green Corridor of provincial Eindhoven, which is currently being worked out by Nieuw Blauw. As a crucial part of this Green Corridor, this Oirschot Bridge over the Wilhelminakanaal will create a new recreational bicycle connection between the Market of Oirschot, the center of Eindhoven and Het Groene Woud. More about the Green Corridor and the project development please also see website of Eindhoven here (in Dutch) for details.
Opdrachtgever/Client: Gemeente Oirschot – Municipality of Oirschot
Architect+Landschapsarchitect: West 8
Uitvoerend architect: wURck architectuur stedenbouw landschap
Constructief adviseur/Construction advisor:
Team aannemer/Contractor Team:
Houthandel Wijma Kampen
Staalbouw Nauta Heeg