Brno, Czech Republic
The footbridge forms a 200 m long pedestrian link from a park, across a busy thoroughfare (Koliste) to the commercial complex of the Unistav centre. The concept was determined by the necessity for a clear span without supports, emanating from an elevated platform in the park and avoiding protected trees. The requirements of minimum vehicle headroom and the level through the building established the optimal footbridge height. There are glass lenses in the concrete panels forming the deck which give the walkway a distinctive glow in the dark.