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Tondo footbridge

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City, Country Brussels, Belgium
Year 2017–2020
Client Chambre des Représentants Fédéraux Belges
Architect Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen
Services Structural engineering
Facts Span: 20 m

The round pedestrian bridge "Tondo" connects the first floor of the Parliament building of the Palais de la Nation with the second floor of the new "Forum" building. Designed less as a technical solution than as a spatial element, the bridge offers a generous walk around a closed outdoor space that also functions as a meeting place.

The bridge has the shape of an inclined ring and has a mirrored panel cladding. Its steel roof structure is exposed and reinforced on the upper side with vertical reinforcement of varying thickness. The glass panels as well as the lower floor slab are suspended from it.

Structural Engineering
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