Amsterdam municipality manages around 1,800 bridges and 600 kilometres of quays. The many bridges and quay walls connect neighbourhoods and districts and give the city character. Many are not meant for the heavy traffic that crosses them these days. One option to save the bridges is to close them to car and truck traffic. But how do you explain that to residents? And what do you do with that freed-up space? What if Lab and the City of Amsterdam joined forces and looked for designers to work on this challenging and complex issue.
What if… bridges become multifunctional spaces for city life?