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