The regional timber construction awards – “Prix Régional de la Construction Bois en Pays de la Loire” – were announced in June during a festive ceremony in Nantes, France. The organization ATLANBOIS, which seeks to promote the use of timber in the construction sector in the Pays de la Loire region, awards the prize every year to outstanding constructions using timber as material. This year, a total of 75 projects competed for the awards in seven different categories.
Our pedestrian bridge in Laval, which we designed together with Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes, was awarded the first prize in the "Infrastructure" category.
The bridge offers pedestrians and cyclists a safe and direct connection across the tracks of Laval’s train station and enhances the quality of the urban living environment through its high-quality timber design. The 95-metre supporting structure has an L-shaped canopy of glulam timber, which provides pedestrians with protection from the weather when crossing the tracks. The striking wooden bridge can be accessed from various entrances such as elevators, staircases, and ramps.