Monday, December 14, 2009

CARRILHO DA GRAÇA - BRIDGE IN CORVILHÃ


JLCG arquitectos (João Luís Carrilho da Graça) + ADF consultores (Adão da Fonseca) - Bridge over Carpinteira Stream, Covilhã, Portugal

With 52 meter height and 220 meters long, this elegant bridge links a central street Rua Marquês d'Ávila e Bolama with a residential district called Bairro dos Penedos Altos. Carrilho da Graça built a zig-zag shape that cross the valley and draw a beautiful figure, contrasting with the mountains nearby.


/// click to SEE and DOWNLOAD the pdf / Carrilho da Graça - Bridge over Carpinteira Stream


Footbridge´s pillar detail


Detail of the winding bridge. The simple white shape contrast with the existing houses.


Aerial view showing the entire footbridge pointing north


Aerial night view showing the entire footbridge pointing north


View of the footbridge in the foreground and Swimming pool building in the background at night