OMA To Design Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc, Bordeaux (FR)



OMA design for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France

OMA layout for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France

OMA, The Office for Metropolitan Architecture, has won an worldwide competition to style the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc, the sixth bridge across the river Garonne in Bordeaux and the very first bridge design to be recognized by OMA.

OMA designs for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France

OMA styles for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France

“Positioned at the heart of the Euratlantique undertaking, Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc offers a hyperlink between the municipalities of Bègles and Floriac.” says OMA. “But a lot more than merely connecting 2 factors of land separated by water, the bridge itself also provides a generous new public room in the city.”

OMA model for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France

OMA model for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France

“Its considerable 44m by 545m expanse, a constant surface stretching nicely past the banks of the river, seamlessly connects to the land. The gently sloping surface enables a pedestrian promenade whilst nonetheless enabling the needed clearance for boats beneath. All site visitors modes – which includes personal autos, public transport, bicycles and foot targeted traffic – are accommodated by its width, with the largest allowance devoted to pedestrians.”

OMA designs for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France

OMA styles for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France

Says Clément Blanchet, director of OMA France: “The bridge itself is not the ‘event’ in the city, but a platform that can accommodate events of the city. We wished to supply the simplest expression – the least technical, least lyrical, but the most concise and successful structural solution.”

OMA design for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France

OMA style for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France

Completion is scheduled for 2018.

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