The assignment of the architectural and urban competition was to design a new bridge over the Vltava River to enhance transport connection of both river banks with Smíchov and Pankrác quarters by the Dvorecký Bridge.
On the south border of the compact urban built-up area, we have designed more than a transport link – “a gate to the city” connecting two important resorts for spare time activities with natural localities – Podolí and Žluté lázně (Yellow Spa) with Prokopské and Dalejské Valleys. The design of the Dvorecký Bridge complements Prague’s skyline between Vyšehrad and Prague Castle. Dynamic concept of the bridge mirrors the river below with one bridge pier protruding like a river boulder and supporting four asymmetric arches of an imaginary “tangle”. Here and there, the arches bend down while on other places they divert from the bridge deck in between. Thanks to its functional design, the bridge is a piece of land art having the nature of an organic statue with a different look from different angles – it changes like the fidgety river below creating the wave-like bridge deck naturally following both banks.