first prize for the new footbridge in Gdansk

In Gdansk, Poland at the end of last week the winner of the international architectural competition for the building construction for drawbridge across the river to the island Motlavo Olovianko was declared. The first prize was received by the collaborating teams Arhitektura d.o.o., Ponting d.o.o., Bruto d.o.o. Arhimedia d.o.o. and La & CO. The planners had to follow a strict limit of historic preservation at the same time they had to satisfy the interests of the city administration, which wants to build on that site a modern, attractive and recognizable building.