The Vrouwenakker bridge is a movable bridge type crossing the Amstel-Drechtkanaal in the North-Holland province. The bridge serves and the connection between North and South Holland. The design of the bridge is inspired by the limbs of the mantis and the shape of the famous Star Wars Jedi Starfighther.

Sean Matsumoto, while working at Nio Architecten, designed the bridge together with Maurice Nio. In 2010 the Vrouwenakker brigde received the Dutch Design Award for Best Product Public Space.

For more information, visit: NIO architecten under the project name "Paryer of Shadow Protection"

location Vrouwenakker
client Provincie Noord Holland
area n.a. m2
architect NIO architecten
advisors DHV