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Hovenring – an Innovative Circular Cycle Bridge

Dutch city of Eindhoven has Hovenring – an amazing circular cycle bridge for cyclists and pedestrians. Eindhoven City Council asked Dutch bridge specialist ipv Delft  to develop an alternative route for crossover due to the growing traffic. Soon cable-stayed bridge appeared above the Heerbaan/Meerenakkerweg intersection as the entrance way to the cities of Eindhoven and Veldhoven, Netherlands. The new city landmark has an impressive 72 meters (230 feet) high pylon with 24 steel cables attached to it, thin deck and conspicuous lighting. A real excitement while passing by as well as a great example of the innovative road design development.

Aerial Photographs of Dutch Tulip Fields in Springtime

Every spring from March through May the Dutch countryside transforms into a sea of colorful rainbow patterns of tulips. The Netherlands is world-famous for its tulip fields. A dreamy ground cover that attract tourists wanting to witness the beauty with their own eyes every season. French photographer Normann Szkop snapped these beautiful images from a small prop plane flown over the fields of the municipality of Anna Paulowna, in North Holland. See the entire 100+ photograph set over on Flickr SEE ALSO: Netherlands’ Natural Ice Triggers Rare Winter Sports

Netherlands’ Natural Ice Triggers Rare Winter Sports

Amsterdam-based photographer Ben Visbeek recently took some breathtaking photos of the Dutch ice yachting and skating on the Gouwzee, a bay in North Holland. As Visbeek writes, “The Netherlands is a small country of 16 million people, but it boasts a quarter of a million competitive speedskaters, and millions more who skate for fun.” Natural ice in the Netherlands is a rare occurrence. Some winters have no natural ice at all. Maybe that explains why the Dutch love to skate outdoors. They hardly ever get the chance! But when a cold wave hits, and the interconnected maze of canals, rivers… Read more »

The Beacon – A New Living Trend in The Netherlands

In the middle of Vijfhoek, part of Deventer’s Vinex area, in the Netherlands, a new residential development, dominated by two and three-story houses, rises a distinct sharp-edged, bold-angled design, Het Baken or The Beacon apartment building. Designed by  KCAP Architects & Planners, the block has the appearance of a boulder, an asymmetrical cube with a skin of slate whose massive form provides space for 22 apartments and a daycare center. Its mass makes it look more like a landmark than an apartment building. Its radical deformation of shape makes room for a variety of apartment plans  [Via: Architecture Linked]

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