Friedrich Bayer Bridge / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

  • 01:00 - 8 September, 2014
Friedrich Bayer Bridge / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo , © Paulo Pereira
© Paulo Pereira

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pte. Friedrich Bayer - Jardim São Luís (Zona Sul), São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Roberto Loeb and Luis Capote
  • Design Team

    Damiano Leite, Chantal Longo
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

    Paulo Pereira, Leonardo Finotti, Pedro Kok, Courtesy of LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo
  • Manufacturers

    Fasa Fibra Ótica, Metalsoma, Orsometal, Skygarden Telhados e Paredes Verdes
  • Collaborators

    Nicola Pugliese, Francisco Cassimiro, Maria Carolina Simões, Mariana Gomes, Maria Clara Rodrigues, Cecília Mesquita, , Mariana Zazulla, Ludovica Leone, Carolina Vicentini, Camila Pauluk, Maria Pia Laloni, Marina Santos
  • Bayer Engineering Team

    Erik Boettcher, Luis Laurini, Claudio Silva
  • Construction

    Jz Engenharia
  • Earthwork

    Jz Engenharia
  • Structure

    Grupo Dois Engenharia Ltda
  • Foundation

    Appogeo Consultoria De Projetos
  • SPDA

    Jpinha Engenharia Ltda
  • Client

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© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

From the architect. The City of São Paulo has few bridges only for cyclists and pedestrians.

In front of the Bayer headquarters, the bridge is located where the Pinheiros river meets the Canal of Guarapiranga’s dam. By connecting both sides of the river, the bicycle path parallel to the river is extended, and citizens, Bayer’s employees and the community around become closer to the metro station.

Implantação Planta Ponte Fechada Corte Longitudinal Detalhe +22

Besides connecting the two sides of the canal, the bridge generates a place to contemplate the landscape. Two metallic islands over concrete pilotes surve as support for the 90 meters lenth bridge. Those metallic islands are covered by vegetation, a reference to water-lilies, which were the conceptual reference for the project.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

In order to maintain the canal navigability, the central span is movable: the two central parts of the linear structure rotate by using electrical motor.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
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