Footbridge for a leisure centre
Orthez-Biron (64), France
Oak footbridge for a water space
Thanks to oak’s intrinsic qualities (durability and dimensional stability), there are many ways of using this noble material both inside and outside. It adapts well to any environment, as you can see here with this footbridge created for the Orthez-Biron leisure centre, a water space with leafy surroundings that withstands regular visits from the general public.
The environmentally friendly oak timber blends naturally with the other materials.
Project commissioned by:
The Combined District Council of Lacq-Orthez (CCLO - Communauté de Communes de Lacq-Orthez)
Etudes ALDE, wood and metal engineering-contractor – Anglet (64), France
Installation company: Housset Métal, St-Pée-sur-Nivelle (64), France
Côtéparc® natural oak timber
Planed planks with central grooves to add an anti-slip resin
Sections: 45 x 135 mm
Type of installation: traditional with visible stainless-steel screws
Volume of wood: 170 m2
Photo credits: Etudes ALDE