Friday, July 3, 2009
Bridges Parque Lineal de Manzanares 2007, Madrid, Spain | West 8
West 8, working together with MRIO, designed the master plan for the reclaimed riverbanks and the new urban area above the tunnels of the M30 highway in Madrid. The different parks that are part of the plan are connected by pedestrian bridges.
The bridges are designed as heavy concrete domes with a rough structure. One hundred cables carry the delicate steel deck as if they were whalebone.
On entering, the fine details of the bridge become clear. There is a fresco painted on the domed ceiling and lighting will be incorporated in the edges of the ceiling to light out the art work.
Text and images:West 8