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Practice Urban Nouveau has devised a radical way to save Stockholm’s Gamla Lidingöbron bridge from demolition: turning it into apartments and a linear park.

The Lidingö Municipality has slated the structure – which dates back to 1925 and is a rail and pedestrian crossing – for demolition once a new bridge is completed nearby in 2022.

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Urban Nouveau’s plans see the bridge’s steel structure converted into 50 glass-fronted apartments, with a public linear park above on the deck. Following its adaptive reuse, boltholes would be accessed via lifts and staircases, and feature double-height living spaces to capitalise on the bridge’s dramatic volumes.

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Speaking to Dezeen, Urban Nouveau’s CEO Sara Göransson said: ‘The proposal is 100 per cent serious. It resolves all infrastructural, technical, environmental and economical requirements.’

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She adds that the sale of the apartments would fund work to the bridge as well as the creation of the linear park.

[Via Dezeen]

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