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Format: 24 x 17
Pictures: Stijn Bollaert
Nijmegen: Designing the ‘City Bridge’ by Laurent NeyThe book is a personal account by Laurent Ney, who designed together with Chris Poulissen this challenging assignment.Laurent Ney gives us a glimpse inside his head, and his sketchbooks. We follow him through an exciting process in which his knowledge of construction - historical as well as cultural, and local as well as international – blended with a clear vision of landscape and urban design.Nijmegen's city council had called for a ‘city bridge', but what exactly this meant was to prove the key issue in the design process. The result is impressive: Europe's largest single-arch bridge. Using original documentation, such as the assignment description, design sketches, explorations of the surroundings, sources of inspiration, models and photographs, Laurent Ney presents a fascinating picture of a complex design process.