Bridge competition in Estonia
An international consortium consisting of Plein06, Witteveen+Bos and Novarc Group has won the international design competition for an iconic openable pedestrian bridge in the centre of Tallinn’s old harbour. The design contest was held to mark the centenary of Estonia’s 1918 Declaration of Independence. The design contest and the future design and construction of the bridge are co-funded by the EU. The bridge is planned for completion by the end of 2018.
The design is a cultural act, a piece of art, and an innovative engineering structure. New Balance 100 will be Estonia’s first dynamic, movable bridge, and will therefore represent an architectural and cultural milestone for the country. The aesthetical and innovative solutions ensure that New Balance 100 will be a high-profile object in public space, in terms of both appearance and function. It will be the perfect symbol to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Estonia’s Declaration of Independence.