Zaha Hadid’s Bridge
Zaha Hadid has created a spectacular pedestrian bridge across the River Ebro at Zaragoza for a festival in Spain. Dezeen features some great shots by Luke Hayes. In the Arts & Architecture blog in the Guardian Jonathan Glancey says that it could point to the future of bridges within cities:
It shows what sort of imaginative bridges we might yet have in cities around the world and it might just encourage an intelligent development of the river banks on either side of it. One of the great things about this enclosed structure – made largely of concrete, steel trusses and glass reinforced concrete cladding – is that offers a walk across the wide river in the shade. It might have rained heavily in Zaragoza recently, causing the Ebro to flood, but for much of the year, this is a blazingly hot city and Hadid’s parasol across the water seems heaven sent.