Harbour bridge

  • Harbor Area
  • Urban Design
Tallinn | Estonia

We designed a new bridge as the connecting point of a major area development, matching the identity of the new Zaha Hadid 2030 master plan. The bridge symbolises progression, and we drew inspiration from the nautical world of boats, sails and flowing lines.

Client: Tallinna Sadam
Year: 2017 – 2020
Partner: Witteveen & Bos, Signify
Status: Realised
Type: Final design
Location: Tallinn, Estland

Significant shape

This modern swing bridge looks like a moving, chamfered gateway, each time presenting a different image when it’s open and when it’s closed. In doing so, we created a welcoming link with a defined perception. The bridge is positioned logically in its future environment and will serve as an important connection for cyclists and pedestrians. A spectacular lighting plan integrated into the structure offers possibilities in the immediate vicinity of the bridge itself. This lighting can be programmed and provides possibilities for use for various events on the water, the quay, and the bridge itself.


Nora Kooijmans will be happy to tell you about it.