It’s a Mixed use Social/cultural bridge. Instead of being a structure that connects to parts of a city, it becomes a city in itself. A place of meeting, a place of expressing art and culture.
Project Name: City- Bridge, Florence
Architecture Firm: Moshe Katz Architect
Firm Location: Israel
Gross Built Area: 25,000 sqm
Project location: Florence, Italy.
Lead Architects: Moshe Katz Architect
This bridge is a replacement of the Ponte da Verrazzano in Florence Italy.
It creates a continuity of the park on both city sides and becomes a meeting place for cultural and social events with its public spaces- round theatre for contemporary dancing, exhibition spaces, recreation and coffee shops, student workshops, children’s library and Photography gallery.
It becomes a city in itself, right in front of the Old bridge(Ponte Vecchio) as a mixed use Urban structure of the middle ages, the City bridge becomes an innovative expression, an echo of the historical bridge. A Monument of dynamics, life on top of the steaming water of the Arno River. it simulates the flexibility of the material created by the water.