amsterdam cycling bridge


Submission: April 15, 2021
Registration: April 15, 2021
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Our world is changing fast, while ambitions and challenges match in importance. In this context, design can play a huge role. How do we imagine the world to be? What range of possibilities we haven’t discovered yet? What’s a Non Architecture for a World in crisis? In 2020 we started the second phase of competitions to address the issues of tomorrow.

In line with our style we propose 9+1 themes – ten critical topics to work on, but this time they come with a framework to make sure that each theme is explored from different design angles. Rather than a program, a research ecosystem composed of various competitions running in parallel and exploring the same theme from different perspectives.

Our exploration journey will continue with theme two: H2O.

In this competition, we ask participants to design a cycling bridge in the context of Amsterdam, an effective connection over the river Ij for pedestrians and cyclists – 1 design expressed in 3 drawings.

The Netherlands are renowned for their popular biking culture, which made the country a world reference when it comes to cycling infrastructure. The city of Amsterdam embeds the value of slow mobility and biking, but today it lacks a cross river connection for cyclists and pedestrians.

As designers, how can we think of a bridge that would match the conflicting interests of citizens and autorities? How can a bridge become an architectural icon for the waterfront of Amsterdam?

Amsterdam Cycling Bridge aims to answer those questions by inviting designers to create solutions that might visualize new/old opportunities and challenges, bringing the realization of a bridge one step closer.

WINNERS (2 Prizes)
1.000 euros worth in gift cards from one of the major online shops chosen by the winner.
Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.
Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.

2 – 14 January 2021 -Special registration period (40 €).
15 January – 14 February – Early registration period (55 €).
15 – 28 February – Regular registration period (70 €).
1 – 15 March – Late registration period (85 €).
16 – 31 March – Final registration period (100 €).
1 – 15 April – Last Minute registration period (115 €).
3 April – Submission opens on our website.
15 April – 23.59 PM – Submission closes.
10 – 14 May – Winner announcement.

The timing always refers to Central European Time (CET)

>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<