Award bridge Kop Weespertrekvaart Amsterdam

Together with partners Contracting Company Wallaard Noordeloos, Machine Factory Rusthoven and PT Structural engineers Syb van Breda & Co architects has designed the new moving bridge “Kop Weespertrekvaart” in Amsterdam. Our team achieved the maximum achievable score for design, durability and maintenance. The bridge has a unique limited opening angle and shallow basement below the quay. This layout ensures the desired careful integration into the surroundings, minimal energy consumption and an almost maintenance-free movement mechanism with a lifespan of 100 years.

IJ Klopper is a hit on Internet

World wide enthousiasm for the qualities of this 21st century urban connection, from America to Australia. Eens of thousands of connaisseurs,  and users appreciate what this sustainable, economic and spectacular tunnel has to offer to the people of Amsterdam. 
No detours over over high bridges that are regularly open, but always a comfortable ride in the straightest possible way. Such is the expectation of cyclist and pedestrian.
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Preliminary design Heinenoordtunnel ready

The First Heinenoord tunnel constructed in 1969 is due for a major renovation. All installations will be replaced, the service buildings renovated and the landscape around the tunnel will be rearranged with more room for green and ecology. Rijkswaterstaat has assigned Syb van Breda & Co to draw up the Aesthetic Program of Requirements (EPVE) for the tunnel and its surroundings, as well as the Preliminary Design of the service buildings. The design has been completed in autumn 2019, the selection of the contractor has started in January 2020. Delivery of the renovated tunnel is planned in 2023.

Nomination Rijnlands Architecture prize

Out of a long list of 60 projects, Joop van der Reiden bridge has been nominated for the Rijnlands Architecture Prize 2019. Quotes from the jury: The bridge is literally a beautifully balanced sculpture with a characteristic counterweight. The slender form responds well to the design assignment,  which required maximum visibility in the bend of the river.At first glance it is not clear that the bridge deck does not turn upwards, but rotates horizontally. The jury judges the bridge as a fine example of well-designed engineering art.

IJ Klopper in Pakhuis de Zwijger

Tonight in Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam, the jump over the river IJ. Syb van Breda & Co will present the elaborated scheme of the IJ Klopper: social en fysical security, experience and functionality, an icon for Amsterdam city of cyclists, it is all there. The IJ Klopper is much more economic then a bridge, is always available (it is never open like a bridge), delivers a crucial contribution to sustainable urban transport and an original public space. Good for the image of Amsterdam. Come and see, live or via stream.