Open competition, 2009
Municipality of Maribor, Union of Architects Maribor
Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS, Dipl. Ing. Florian Kosche AS
The new bridge's aim is to recreate a connection between the two squares Trg revolucije and Glavni Trg as well as to refurbish and reactivate the river banks. This connection shall be established at river level for light traffic in contrast to the heavy traffic over Glavni Most. Based on a light curving geometry that lets the bridge glide over the river like fish pops, it creates a dialogue with the three adjacent arches. This is further underlined by the position of the new foundations which are in line with the massive foundations of Glavni Most.
Roland Halbe, Jonas Adolfsen
"DNA" is divided into two separate folding lanes without interfering with each other, thus creating a new topography for cyclists and pedestrians. This leads to good traffic flow where both types benefit from new viewing points as they move up and down DNA's lines.