The design to cover a large surface over a river conflicted with the project’s sustainability, so it was decided to use an open structure for the expanse.
The structure is composed by a range of sloping arches, which fold down in series and are woven together, creating a surface that covers, gives shade, and contains an articulated platform at different levels.
The sequence of arches defines the various support points of the ramp. This fiberglass structure creates a wrapping that defines an open and protected space.
The pavilion is smoothly integrated into the topography of the riverbank, allowing visitors to enjoy the beauty of the landscape.
Open structure in all its length
|Client:||Expo Zaragoza 2008|
|Budget:||21 M €|
|Arquitects:||luis vidal + architects / RSH - Partners|
|Contributors:||Elena Sequeros y Victoria Polo, Fhecor, Arup|
|Team:||Marta Cumellas - Isabel Gil - Oscar Torrejón - Luis Vidal - Bárbara Pérez - Jason García - Lennart Grubb - Ivan Harbour - Carmen Márquez - Richard Rogers - Simon Smithson|