The canal Almelo- de Haandrik has been upgraded: the canal is now accessible for boats up to 700 tons. For this reason five movable bridges have been replaced. The bridges have a modern design and are as such clearly related to each other, at the same time they are in keeping with their surroundings.
Almelo de Haandrik | Royal HaskoningDHV

The minimalist Mondrianesque design of the Bergentheim Bridge, for instance, refers to the orthogonal structure of its surroundings.
Almelo de Haandrik | Royal HaskoningDHV

The two expressively shaped balances on one single cantilever column of the Kloosterdijk Bridge symbolizes the two sides of the canal that are connected by the bridge.
Almelo de Haandrik | Royal HaskoningDHV

The Hoogenweg Bridge has two elegant balances sustained by an open cantilever column placed on either side of the bridge to ensure a maximum view on the bridge.
Almelo de Haandrik | Royal HaskoningDHV

The Emtenbroekerdijk bridge has an open upper structure and a modern and industrial look, referring to the industrial area located nearby the bridge. The mechanical workings of the bridge are emphasized in an abstract manner.

ClientProvince of OverijsselPeriod2010 - 2014
LocationAlmelo, The NetherlandsServicesArchitecture, Landscape Design, Urban Planning, Project Management, Cost Management, Structural Design
ScopeFive movable bridgesTeamJorge Moura, Joris Smits, Sven Spierings, Karel Vis, Mario Mies