Photo © Roger Frei
Photo © Roger Frei
Photo © Roger Frei
Photo © Roger Frei
Photo © Roger Frei
Photo © Roger Frei
Photo © Roger Frei

Limmat Footbridge and Promenade Lift

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  • Bridges + Traffic Construction
  • Transportation
Bahnhofplatz und Limmatpromenade Baden / Limmatau Ennetbaden, 5401 Baden / Ennetbaden

Offener Ideenwettbewerb mit Weiterbearbeitung
1. Rang

Stadt Baden und Gemeinde Ennetbaden

Roger Frei, Zürich

The Limmat River winds around the town of Baden and forms a valley that naturally separates it from the neighboring village of Ennetbaden. This geological feature impedes the connection between the two towns.   As such, a direct access for pedestrians and bicyclists has been needed for decades.

Situated on the same location where a cable ferry over the river once existed, a steel structure bridges the approximately 30 meter high and 80 meter long distance between the two points. This new linear path - perceivable as a walk-through sculpture - is composed of a horizontal bridge, a vertical elevator tower and a horizontal walkway.

Red-brown in color – varying in shade depending on the light – this steel artifact complements its surroundings. At night, the indirectly illuminated structure glows in the landscape.

Commission type

International ideas competition und project competition

1. prize


Baden City Building Department

Ennetbaden Town Planning Department


Roger Frei, Zurich

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