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



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

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

OMA, The Workplace for Metropolitan Architecture, has won an worldwide competitors to design the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc, the sixth bridge across the river Garonne in Bordeaux and the initial bridge design and style to be realized by OMA.

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

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

“Positioned at the heart of the Euratlantique venture, Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc supplies a website link between the municipalities of Bègles and Floriac.” says OMA. “But much more than just connecting 2 points of land separated by water, the bridge itself also offers a generous new public space 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 significant 44m by 545m expanse, a constant surface stretching effectively beyond the banks of the river, seamlessly connects to the land. The gently sloping surface enables a pedestrian promenade whilst nonetheless enabling the required clearance for boats beneath. All site visitors modes – such as personal cars, public transport, bicycles and foot site visitors – 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 occasions of the city. We desired to supply the simplest expression – the least technical, least lyrical, but the most concise and successful structural resolution.”

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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