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Bridge Pavilion Expo 2008

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Zaha Hadid Architects
 
location Zaragoza
function bridge, exposition space, pavilion
contributed by boeboe

This project combines an interactive exhibition area focussing on water sustainability and a pedestrian bridge to perform as gateway for the Zaragoza Expo 2008. The bridge is built on 2 levels, with walkways and display space. The structure is largely visible, enclosing exhibition spaces, and offering direct visual connections with the river whilst also shading from the sun. It rests on the riverbanks of the Ebro River and a central island in its waters. It has an organic shape that criss-crosses and resembles a gladiola opening and closing like a natural element. The Expo terrain is called the Meandro de Ranillas, a large area of rustic land north west of the city centre, created by the Ebro River basin that forms a natural barrier between the city of Zaragoza and the fertile agricultural areas on the banks of the river.

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Thank you for publishing this project, boeboe! Looks great and I´m looking forward to visit this place!
Especially in Spain the importance of water has to be underlined and promoted! :)
Berlin, Germany 06-Jul-08
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Bridge Pavilion Expo 2008
Address
Avenida de Ranillas 101
Spain
http://www.expozaragoza2008.es/
Project is public!
Opening hours The site will be open from 9 am to 3 am during the expo in 2008. The expo will be open from 14th June until the 14th of September 2008. After the expo it will be a new central city pole with cultural and leisure features and productive activities especially linked to the Knowledge Society. All the buildings of the Expo 2008 site will turn to other uses and will remain after the exhibition.
How to get there? During the expo 2008 there will be Express Bus services from the city center and several other stops. Check the expo website for more info. The site is about 20 minutes walking from the city.
Completion 7- 2008
Floor area/size 6415 m2
ArchitectZaha Hadid Architects
technical engineerARUP
Client Zaragoza EXPO 2008
 
Project ID 1484
Latitude/Longitude 41°40'02N 00°54'15W
Contributed by boeboe
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