Skyttel Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists, Lund

Sweco designed Skyttel Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists over Lund’s railway lines. The bridge is adjacent to Lund’s new town hall and strengthens the connections in the area. Skyttel Bridge is the third link across the railway lines and forms a conclusion to the platform area.

FACTS

Project: Skyttel Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists, Lund

Role: Architect

Size: SEK 31 million

Location: Lund

Client:                        Lund Municipality

Skyttel Bridge is a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists over the railway tracks just north of Lund Central Station. Skyttel Bridge is adjacent to the city’s new town hall and strengthens connections between the new Sockerbruket district and the Faculty Centre. The two railway lines at the station are spanned by Skyttel Bridge which forms a conclusion to the platform area.

The proposal is based on three basic ideas: colour, simplicity and stairs. The architects created a simple, elegant design of the pedestrian bridge, which is emphasised by the zinc-clad facade. The perception of movement is intensified by coloured glass, and a strong connection is created between platforms with the unique design of the stairs.

Skyttel Bridge opened in 2012 and was nominated for PLÅT 14, an architectural prize awarded by the PLÅT seminar annually “to highlight sheet metal facades and metal’s architectural potential”. Skyttel Bridge has also been featured on the Dezeen magazine’s website.