London practice Studio Bednarski and Flint & Neill, together with US firms Hardesty & Hanover and Speirs + Major, has been awarded a contract to design a pedestrian and cycle bridge in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The selected design for the 180m bridge, which has an opening span of 50m and a 7m wide deck, offered the lowest profile with uninterrupted views of the Inderhavnen Harbour and new opera house.

The winning plan features a telescopic mechanism with horizontal viewing platforms for people standing on the edge of the navigation channel.

Public space will be provided at either end of the bridge with landscaped grounds and steps. The curved underbelly of the bridge will also have mirrors reflecting the water below.