A Great Wave in Alessandria: Cittadella Bridge by Richard Meier & Partners
Client: Comune di Alessandria
Architect: Richard Meier & Partners
Location: Alessandria (IT)
“After more than 20 years since the commission was awarded, I am happy to have completed the new connection between the old and new areas of the city, between past and present Alessandria”, Richard Meier commented at the inauguration of the bridge.
The new bridge creates more than a connection; it also functions as a public space. As the old bridge was frequently overburdened with traffic, it was rather unattractive for pedestrians. Therefore, the new connection offers separate paths for motorists and people on foot. The two sides are delimited by a high steel arch. With this iconic effect of expressive bridge design, the city hopes to win more international recognition for the town and foster a revival.