Dissing+Weitling: The Bicycle Snake

‘The Bicycle Snake’ is Copenhagen’s new architectonic trademark. It elegantly connects two parts of the city, which is one of the world’s most bike-friendly places. Louisiana Channel visited Dissing+Weitling Architecture to hear their thoughts on the iconic construction.

To make a bridge, which is dedicated to cyclists, is not seen often around the world. But Denmark has a certain “bike culture”, which the bridge serves as a tribute to. The orange bridge is strikingly slender and elegant, consisting only of what is absolutely necessary while serving an actual practical purpose: “It’s not trying to be more than it actually is.”

‘The Bicycle Snake’ — completed in 2014 by Dissing+Weitling— meanders 6-7 meters above sea surface with a total length of 230 meters. The bridge is made of steel and the surface has a bright orange colour, which creates a clear visual course for cyclists. It has been awarded the Big Arne Award in 2015, the WAN Transport Award in 2014 and the ‘Raise the Bar’ prize in 2013.

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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