Green-linking Rotterdam Zuid

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Abstract

This research is aimed at the necessity and the design of a new city bridge in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and how green could be implemented in such a structure. Through analysis of issues regarding the connection of Rotterdam Zuid over the Nieuwe Maas, the city’s plans and ambitions, precedent bridge designs and different methodologies, a new bridge design over the Nieuwe Maas in Rotterdam East is formed. The integration of green as a park, paramatrically optimisation and structural feasibility play a key rol throughout the design.