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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Arganzuela Footbridge in Madrid, Spain by Dominique Perrault Architecture

 
December 2nd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecture

The burying underground of the highway that ran along the edges of the Manzanares river provided the opportunity to open up a new urban territory to the inhabitants of Madrid: the Manzanares Park. A series of bridges over the river will allow passage from one side of the park to the other. Designed to link the neighborhoods on the right and left banks of the river, the Arganzuela Footbridge will be the longest of all the bridges to be built. The bridge will be for both pedestrians and cyclists.

 

Construction-Site (Images Courtesy DPA)

  • Architect: Dominique Perrault Architecture
  • Name of Project: Arganzuela Footbridge
  • Location: Parque de la Arganzuela, 28045, Madrid, Spain
  • Site area: 10 ha
  • Built area: footbridge 150 m (section 1) 128 m (section 2) length, 5 to 12 m width
  • Beginning of conceptual design: February 2005

Construction-Site (Images Courtesy DPA)

  • Beginning of construction: February 2010
  • Estimated completion end 2010
  • Engineering: MC2 / Julio Martínez Calzón, Madrid (stucture); TYPSA, Madrid (mechanical engineering)
  • Sketches: © Dominique Perrault /Adagp
  • Renders and plans: © DPA /Adagp
  • Photos construction site: © UTE Sacyr Acciona / DPA /Adagp
  • Photos: © Ayuntamiento de Madid / DPA /Adagp OR © Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost / DPA /Adagp OR © Georges Fessy / DPA /Adagp

 

Construction-Site (Images Courtesy DPA)

The footbridge enables people to cross from one side of the park to the other while also providing direct access to the park below. Cone like in structure, the bridge has two interlocking metal spirals, wrapped by a metallic ribbon. Spaced wooden slats make up the floor of the bridge, allowing the rays of the sun to penetrate through to the park below. The cones’ geographic location creates a belvedere over the park and the surrounding city as well as an exceptional location from which it will be possible to admire the famous Toledo Bridge. Shaded during the day, the promenade becomes luminous at night.

 

Construction-Site (Images Courtesy DPA)

Construction-Site (Images Courtesy DPA)

Construction-Site (Images Courtesy UTE Sacyr Acciona)

Construction-Site (Images Courtesy UTE Sacyr Acciona)

Images Courtesy Ayuntamiento de Madid

Images Courtesy Ayuntamiento de Madid

Images Courtesy Ayuntamiento de Madid

Rendering (Images Courtesy DPA /Adagp)

Rendering (Images Courtesy DPA /Adagp)

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