The city of Deventer in the Netherlands, has a strong history of food. Starting in the 12th century merchants would arrive with food to trade at the famous markets held five times a year. The food would travel to Deventer by boat, over the Schipbrug, and through the center streets to the main market, De Brink.
The new bridge is a place for people to meet, interact and experience sharing food with one another.
The bridge is on boats. It moves, floats, bobs, sways, tips. The surface is moving, continually making you aware of your surroundings.
A transition moment from one space to another. A passageway, but not a road, there is the need for separation from something below. It allows you to cross over an otherwise impassable landscape.
“At every instant, there is more than the eye can see, more than the ear can hear, a setting or view waiting to be explored. Nothing is experienced by itself, but always in relation to its surroundings, the sequences of events leading up to it, the memory of past experiences...every citizen has had long associations with some part of his city, and his image is soaked in memories.”
The Image of the City - Kevin Lynch