Has Cycling Hit A Speed Bump?

The Skycycle proposal by Foster + Partners and Space Syntax. Image © Foster + Partners

There are few recent trends in urbanism that have received such widespread support as cycling: many consider cycling the best way for cities to reduce congestion and pollution, make cities more dense and vibrant, and increase the activity and therefore health of citizens. Thus, it’s no surprise a number of schemes have been proposed worldwide to promote cycling as an attractive way to get around.

However, recently it seems that many cycling schemes are running into bumpy ground. Read on to find out more.

Extension of the Fray Pedro Ponce De Leon Special Education School / A3gm Arquitectos

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Architects: A3gm Arquitectos
Location: Calle Calzadas, , Spain
Architect In Charge: Jesús Mª Alba Elías, Laura García Juárez, Jesús García Vivar, Smara Gonçalves Diez, Carlos Miranda Barroso
Area: 1,575 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Art School in Burgos / Estudio Primitivo Gonzalez

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Architects: Estudio Primitivo Gonzalez
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: FG+SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Burgos Justice Palace / Estudio Primitivo Gonzalez

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Architects: Estudio Primitivo Gonzalez
Location: ,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Adequacy of Archaeological Site Structure / a3gm

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Architects: a3gm
Location: Clunia, Burgos,
Project Architects: Jesús Alba Elías, Laura García Juárez, Jesús García Vivar, Smara Gonçalves Diez, Carlos Miranda Barroso
Collaborators: Ignacio Martínez Fernández
Contractors: Sopsa-Construcciones Peña Bravo
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 668 sqm
Photographs: a3gm

Interpretation and Visitors Center / VAUMM Architects

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VAUMM architects shared with us their proposal for the Interpretation and Visitors Center of the Technology Development Plant for Co2 Geological Storage. The Energy City Foundation plans to build an Interpretation Center to publicize the project of Geological Storage of CO2, a new project which is one of the main mechanisms in the fight against global climate change. It is intended that after visiting the Center, people have learned how Co2 affects the planet, the solutions that arise, the reasons for storing CO2 and overall operation of the Co2 Storage Plant at Hontomín, and also has experienced the feeling of having been inside the earth and having watched direct injection of CO2. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Clares Sisters Convent Refurbishment / a3gm

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Architects: a3gm
Location: Vivar del Cid, ,
Project architects: Jesús Alba Elías, Laura García Juárez, Jesús García Vivar, Smara Gonçalves Diez, Carlos Miranda Barroso
Collaborator: Ignacio Martínez Fernández
Project area: 3,150 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: a3gm