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This week, London and Copenhagen unveiled ambitious plans for pedestrian and cycle bridges

This week on Dezeen: it was a bumper week for bridges, with Steven Holl's elevated design to span Copenhagen harbour revealed ahead of two proposals for pedestrian and cycle crossings in London.

Copenhagen Gate by Steven Holl
Steven Holl to build Copenhagen skyscrapers linked by 65-metre-high cycle bridge

Holl's cycle bridge between two skyscrapers for Copenhagen kicked off the string of plans for non-vehicular transport links.

London pedestrian and cycle bridge proposal by reForm
ReForm Architects' plans for an opening bridge would allow both pedestrians and cyclists to travel between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe

ReForm Architects then revealed plans for an opening bridge that would allow both pedestrians and cyclists to travel across the River Thames at Canary Wharf, shortly before Bystrup was selected to design a new pedestrian and cycle bridge further upstream in west London (main image).

Transport for London's 200-metre-long Crossrail trains
Transport for London's 200-metre-long Crossrail trains

Transport for London also released renderings and a video showing the latest version of trains originally designed by Barber and Osgerby for the city's east-west rail link Crossrail, while Airbus patented removable aeroplane cabins for faster boarding.

Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan
Refugee camps like Zaatari in Jordan are the cities of the future, according to a humanitarian-aid expert

An Audi strategist told Dezeen that driverless cars could spell the end for domestic flights, and a humanitarian-aid expert explained why he thinks refugee camps are the "cities of tomorrow".

Royal College of Art
London's Royal College of Art plans to build a new £100 million design and technology campus

The UK government pledged to contribute funds towards a new design and technology campus for London's Royal College of Art, while David Chipperfield and Richard Rogers joined a campaign against plans to move the city's The Cass Faulty of Art, Architecture and Design.

The Factory, Manchester by OMA
OMA's huge arts venue The Factory will be built in Manchester

OMA won a competition to design a huge arts venue for Manchester, and SANAA was chosen over Snøhetta to create a new national gallery in Budapest.

Flint House by Skene Catling de la Pena
Skene Catling de la Pena's Flint House, winner of UK House of the Year

In other news this week, Skene Catling de la Pena's Flint House was named UK House of the Year.

Montebar Villa by JMA Architects
Faceted home in the Swiss Alps by JM Architecture

Other popular architecture projects included an angular home in the Swiss Alps, a rebuilt house in Mexico with under-stair storage and a London house extension that features a double-height window wall.

London house extension by Alexander Martin Architects
London house extension by Alexander Martin

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