FOOTBRIDGE AT THE CAMPUS AS LAGOAS MARCOSENDE AT VIGO

Project details

  • LOCATION: Vigo (Spain)
  • CLIENT: --
  • DESIGNER: --
  • CO-DESIGNER: --
  • HELPERS: --
  • ARCHITECTURE: EMBT. Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue
  • CONSTRUCTOR: --
  • PROPERTY: Cidade Universitaria S.A.
  • TYPOLOGY: Multiple span sculptural footbridge. Concrete and composite structures
  • PROJECT: --
  • CONSTRUCTION: 2003
  • SCOPE: Basic design, construction design, construction management
  • BUDGET: --
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Technical Data

  • Length: 106.7 m
  • Main span: 40.25 m
  • Width: 3.3 – 5.3 m

Description

This footbridge of Vigo’s University Campus (As Lagoas Marcosende) is part of the new urban development project of the area. While being essentially a place of transit, this walkway is also thought to be a place to dwell and enjoy the beautiful views.

The structure is composed of three spans. The outer spans are composite sections whereas the central span is made out of reinforced concrete. The piers have also been carried out in reinforced concrete and give the whole a strong formal expression.