And finally… World’s first piece of crowdfunded public infrastructure opens
A 400-metre-long pedestrian bridge described as the “world’s first crowdfunded public infrastructure project” has opened in Rotterdam.
In 2012, the Luchtsingel plan won the Rotterdam City Initiative.
It also links up a series of individual public realm projects, including a rooftop vegetable garden and a new park.
It was then awarded the 2012 Green Building Award, the Berlin Urban Intervention Award in 2013, the 2014 Rotterdam Architecture Award, and was nominated for the Golden Pyramid and the Dutch Construction Award in 2015.
Named Luchtsingel, which means “air canal”, the structure runs through a building and across roads and railways to connect three previously disconnected areas of the city.