The pedestrian and cycling bridge in Irča vas near Novo mesto
The pedestrian and cycling bridge in Irča vas proves to be an example of respectful integration of architecture into the natural environment. With its subtle presence and sensitively designed form, it blends unobtrusively into the beautiful landscape along the Krka River.
The slender suspended structure, which is only 42 centimetres high, curves over the river over a span of 130 metres, allowing it to blend harmoniously into the natural environment without encroaching on the peripheral zone.
The materials used in the construction of the bridge have been carefully chosen to blend in aesthetically and texturally with the surroundings. The bold and thoughtfully designed concrete structure, complemented by steel and wood, creates the feeling that the bridge is not just an artistic or engineering structure, but becomes part of nature.
The new footbridge, with its design, the materials chosen and the thoughtful use of light, not only creates a sustainable and functional whole, but also conjures up an artistic expression that enhances the natural environment and allows visitors to experience and appreciate the beauty of the River Krka.
Authors: Blaž Budja, Rok Jereb, Marjan Pipenbaher in Tomaž Weingerl,
Landscape architecture: dr. Dušan Stupar
Jereb and Budja arhitekti, Ponting inženirski biro and Pipenbaher inženirji
Photography by Blaž Budja