citylink competition

The City Link – Discovering a public space on a cycling bridge

Submission: February 08, 2020
Registration: January 29, 2020
Language: English
Location: Denmark – Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Civilizations were made when humans were able to mobilize large distances. Fast-forwarding this to the current era, where science and technology have spread immensely, mobility and transportation are now easier than ever. The places we live in are becoming larger in scale every day and to mobilize people, transportation had to evolve with it.

Cities began to be reshaped more harshly to serve the growing need of vehicles; urban planning of cities was dominated by transport centric designs. Consequently, leaving no space for the pedestrians and cyclists, where human activities took place majorly, at a much slower pace.

On the contrary, some places that did not want cars to define their city streets and brought a permanent change.


Brief: The challenge here is to design a bridge for pedestrian and cycling that is not limited in its absolute function. It must utilize the bridge as a powerful public space as well as a pioneer for tourists or first-time cyclists to explore the city.

A bridge that usually serves a single purpose of cutting the travel time between two destinations can be explored for more. In urban areas that are already condensed with built structures, a functional bridge can be a turning point in shaping architectural experiments.


Launch September 17, 2019

Registration closes:  January 29th 2020

Submission Deadline: February 08th 2020

Public Voting begins: February 18th 2020

Public Voting ends: March 10th 2020

Result Announcement: March 20th 2020



Prize pool of worth 20,000$

First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)

Runner Up: 6 x 1100$ (For students and professionals)

People’s Choice: 4 x 600$ (Open for all)

Honorable Mention x 12: 500$ Each

Go to the competition’s website