Citizens Crowdfund Wooden Footbridge

Rotterdam Citizens Crowdfund Fantastic Wooden Luchtsingel Footbridge.

photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

The new crowdfunded bridge will connect the Hofplein area with the Northern district of Rotterdam. The original schedule was to fully complete the project in 30 years time, but the founders decided to start building it as soon as they received the first round of funding.

They plan to extend the bridge’s length as they receive additional donations; their slogan is: “The more you donate, the longer the bridge.”

When finished, Luchtsingel will consist of 17,000 wooden planks. Each donor will be entitled to have a message inscribed on one plank. The inscriptions can advertise a business, convey a message to a loved one, or simply state the donor’s name. A true public piece of collaborative architecture, this project is an outstanding example of an alternative development strategy for the people by the people.

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Via inhabitat

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