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Pedestrian Bridge / JLCG Arquitectos

  • 00:00 - 24 January, 2011
Pedestrian Bridge / JLCG Arquitectos
Pedestrian Bridge / JLCG Arquitectos

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Covilha, Portugal
  • Architect

    João Luís Carrilho da Graça, arquitecto + AFA, Consult, Lda.
  • Project Team

    Pedro Abreu Pereira, João Rosado Baptista, Porfirio Pontes, Yutaka Shiki, Nuno Pinto
  • Structural And Mechanical Engineers

  • Landscape Architecture

    ARPAS – Arquitecto Luís Cabral, Lucile Dubroca
  • Electrical Installations

    Engenheiro Ruben Sobral
  • Client

    PolisCovilhã, S.A./câmara municipal da covilhã

Text description provided by the architects. The sinuous and segmented design of the bridge winds above the valley, along a distance of about 220 m. The central bay takes the perpendicularity to the line of the valley. The other two sections are inflected and oriented towards their anchoring points. 

model 03
model 03

The connection between the two points is no longer the shortest distance between them. The tensioned geometry of its layout interferes with visual orientation and with the perception of dominating heights of “Serra da Estrela”, on one side, and with the vastness of Cova da Beira on the lower side.

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Cite: "Pedestrian Bridge / JLCG Arquitectos" 24 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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