Location: Zaragoza, Spain
Client: Zaragoza Expo 2008
Designed with Zaha Hadid Architects, the Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion is composed of four pods that perform both as structural elements and as spatial enclosures. The bridge design stems from the detailed examination and research into the potential of a diamond shaped section, which offers both structural and programming properties. As in the case of space-frame structures, a diamond section represents a rational way of distributing forces along a surface.
The bridge has two levels, the lower level provides pdestrian access across the bridge with entrances to the adjoining pods while the upper level serves as a belvedere, accessible from both ends.