Expo 2008 Bridge Pavilion

Zaragoza, Spain. 2005

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.

  • Place/Date: Zaragoza, Spain / 2005
  • Client: Expo Zaragoza 2008
  • Budget: 21 M €
  • Area:  290,600 sqft.
  • Architects: luis vidal + architects / RSHP
  • Consultants: Elena Sequeros y Victoria Polo / Fhecor / Arup
  • Stage: Conceptual design
  • Team: Marta Cumellas – Jason García – Isabel Gil – Lennart Grubb – Iván Harbour – Carmen Márquez – Bárbara Pérez – Richard Rogers – Simon Smithson – Óscar Torrejón – Luis Vidal