Zaragoza Bridge

The British star architect Zaha Hadid has chosen glass fibre reinforced concrete from the Austrian company Rieder to envelope the 275 meters long "Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion", the new symbol of the Expo 2008 in the northern Spanish Zaragoza: she has covered the outer skin of the building with 29.000 triangles in different grey shades out of fibreC. The new bridge across the river Ebro is entrance to the Expo area and at the same time multi-level exhibition area; 10.000 visitors per hour will frequent the Main Pavilion of the world exhibition.

From 14 June to 13 September 2008 Zaragoza, in the northern Spain, will host the next international EXPO. More than seven and a half million people are expected to visit over 3,400 performances staged during the three months of the world exhibition. Due to the theme of the EXPO 2008 "Water and Sustainable Development", worldwide interest is guaranteed in times of climate changes, tsunami and catastrophic drought. Especially the new landmark of Zaragoza, the shining main pavilion, which is a bridge over the river Ebro at the same time - designed by the prestigious architect Zaha Hadid together with Ove Arup Engineers London - is supposed to cause surprise around the world.


Zaragoza Bridge
Zaragoza Bridge
Zaragoza Bridge
Zaragoza Bridge
Zaragoza Bridge
Zaragoza Bridge
Zaragoza Bridge

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