Landgangen

Location: Esbjerg, Denmark

Client: City of Esbjerg, Esbjerg Havn, Udviklingsselskabet Esbjerg Dokhavn, Realdania

Program: Pedestrian and bicycle bridge, and harbor promenade

Size: 280 m bridge

Status: 1st prize in competition 2015, completed 2018

Collaborators: MOE, Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson, Jorton, Valmont SM

Awards: Byplanprisen 2018, Esbjerg Byfonds Pris 2018     

Team: Alexander Ejsing, Caroline Nagel, Dan Stubbergaard, Dorte Buckhardt Westergaard, Emmeily Zhang, Iben Marie Borbye Pedersen, Jens Kert Wagner, Johan Lund Pedersen, Jonas Snedevind, Lucrezia Biasutti, Mads Knak, Michal Michalowsky, Morten Emil Engel, Rasmus Jessing. 

Landgangen is a pedestrian bridge and a harbour promenade located in the city of Esbjerg on the Danish west coast. Until now, the city center and the industrial harbour area have been left disconnected. Wedged in between these two areas is the city park - a forest landscape of steep hills and valleys. Landgangen acts as a unifying element between these contexts; city, industry, and landscape. The bridge and promenade are designed using a ‘branch’ as an overall design parameter, superimposed as a light hovering structure that finds its way, twisting and turning, from the city to the harbour in an unpredictable rhythm that branches out into vantage points, plateaus, stairs and connecting pathways.