We are very pleased that our Lille Langebro project in Copenhagen, realised with Buro Happold, was recognised in several awards this month including the Best Pedestrian Bridge at the Institution of Structural Engineers, the joint winner of the Supreme Award for Structural Excellence and was announced as one of three finalists for the 2021 RIBA International Prize.
Created to connect central Copenhagen with the historic Christianshavn, the bridge is a vital pedestrian and cycle link for the city, allowing users to avoid the heavily trafficked Langebro bridge nearby - Lille Langebro means "Little Long Bridge". The structure, commissioned by Realdania, contributes to the city's long term strategy to support and promote low carbon travel.
‘Lille Langebro has proved to be a popular project with Copenhagers whether on two feet or two wheels; I think it has fully justified the vision and commitment of our client, Realdania. We are delighted the project is now recognised by the RIBA International Awards and hope the design makes a lasting contribution to its delightful setting,’ says Jim Eyre, founding director at WilkinsonEyre.