Because of more intensive rainfall, the river Maas is expected to endure big water level changes. A heavy rainfall in the Ardennes, for example, can create a flood in the city of Venlo. 'Rijkswaterstaat', the executive arm of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, communicates about the water levels in the Maas to residents and government. This communication can experience problems due to time pressure (fast water rise) and available communication channels.
Therefore, LINT proposes a new bridge as barometer of Venlo. This bridge has a bright, orange pedestrian part to contrast the water. The bridge will adjust in height in response to water level fluctuations of the river. The bridge has a prominent location in Venlo. Thereby, the bridge will create a relation between the city and the river and the residents of Venlo can experience the dynamics of the Maas.
Competition, landscape architecture, public space design, LINT landscape architecture Utrecht Middelburg 2007