Ljubljana River, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Slovenian studio Arhitektura d.o.o designed this footbridge to be as minimal and transparent as possible, in order to maintain focus on the surrounding architecture.

The bridge is 25 metres long and 3.4 metres wide. Its deck, which is supported by a thin steel box beneath the surface, is 500mm deep in the centre, and tapers to 250mm at the edges.

The walking surface is covered with ribbed aluminium panels, which have been filled with polyurethane and flint-stone sand in a light grey colour.

The balustrades are made from triple-layered transparent glass and the handrails are made from aluminium, which can also be heated during winter. The handrails also conceal LED lights that illuminate the walking surface at night.

Project Credits
Architects: Peter Gabrijelčič, Boštjan Gabrijelčič
Engineer: Gregor Cipot
Structural engineer: Ponting d.o.o.
Collaborators: Tomaž Budkovič (architecture), Daniel Zorec and Simon Sever (engineering)