Lush Life: Taller Sau Wins Barcelona Competition With Verdant Pedestrian Bridge
October 10, 2012
Barcelona has many sights to see, but some of the more natural ones, like the beautiful Collserola Mountain Range, are a little tough to get to. A national competition asked designers to create a doorway from the city to the adjacent mountains, currently separated by urban developments and highways. Taller Sau Arquitectura won first prize with its proposed “E(co)strategia” — a natural bridge that will not only serve as an inlet between the two sites, but will also include a new park, garden space, and a scenic pedestrian walkway. Read more!
This is exactly what an “Architecure + Urban Transformation” project looks like…
The competition split the Collserola border into 16 “doors” called “Les Portes de Collserola,” with Taller Sau responsible for the 13th door, next to the northern neighborhood of La Trinitat. The proposed land bridge is the perfect combination of local vegetation, gardens, and plenty of wildflowers and trees that offer a wild, exploratory feel for pedestrians. Crossing right over the freeways and train tracks, the path allows locals and travelers alike to enjoy the rustic scenery.
Images: courtesy of Taller Sau