The bridge has multiple levels housing different activities – the movement of pedestrians, cyclists, tourists can conveniently flow across levels in events of the bridge being opened. The flow of people within levels allows for interaction between the different group of users, and the bridge continues to be functional in all public spaces.Imagine being able to take your children for a skate board event at the PULSE on a summer morning, and for a nice warm coffee at the cafeteria in the chilly winters.
The PULSE of Copenhagen is a bridge that embodies the life of the city! A pulse represents life - the rhythm of ups of downs showing blood consistently being pumped into the body. PULSE envisions to celebrate the happiness of the city, the cycling culture, and life. The balance of the highs and lows, work and play, of Transit and Pause. The bridge derives its form from a metaphorical Pulse – an undulating form that moves rhythmically through space and time.
Pulse comprises of plates that come together to form an entire bridge but alter their shape in space as needed – to allow for different functions, like creating an opening for passing of ships. a physical manifestation of the rhythm of a Pulse. The form is an undulating mass, slopes morphing into one another, generating a dynamic structure for people to experience. The bridge engirdles multiple levels created due to the pulsating pattern. These levels conceal niches that could be optimally used for creating multiple public functions, spaces that allow people to pause and interact with one another or admire