This project should improve user mobility while at the same time becoming a new symbol for the port. In an urban landscape open to the sea, shaped by fishing, sailing and yachting activities, the footbridge structure does not visually hinder the site but rather finely underlines it. Its architects opted for a footbridge design without a superstructure. A pragmatic installation in the North Quay extension that offers the shortest route across, in response to Bassin Lympia’s layout. In its closed configuration, which is the majority of the time, the footbridge is a discreet structure, a horizontal line devoid of non-essentials, emphasising a belvedere effect. When open, it becomes a vertical line inviting you to extend your gaze skywards.
The jury’s opinion: After a project undertaken in Corsica over a river, the architects here provide a link between the port quays by dint of a discreet, refined footbridge. When lowered, it echoes the hulls of the boats; when raised, it evokes the masts of the ships. Everything here corresponds to a feature.