Almuñecar Bridge, Madrid

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Almuñecar Bridge, Madrid

The main objectives of this project are to replace the obsolete pedestrian connection between the two riverbanks, which is in an advanced state of degradation and markedly inaccessible to pedestrians.

To this end, the existing infrastructure is to be demolished and a new pedestrian and cycle connection is to be built, which must be light in nature in order to be properly integrated into the riverbanks in the northern part of Madrid.

For this reason, the use of innovative materials in this type of structure (synthetic fibres) is proposed. The new footbridge, which meets the functional and legal requirements for accessibility, will allow all residents to walk to the public facilities in the area.

Innovative, more resistant materials have been used for the design of the new footbridge, allowing the thickness and thickness of the structure to be reduced to a minimum. The structure of the new footbridge is made up of a single lightweight carbon fibre trough, 4 m wide and approximately 42 m long. To stiffen the structure of the shell, it is made up of fins placed on the outer face that mark vertical shadow lines on the elevations of the footbridge.

Location Madrid Río
Client Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Architects Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos
Porras La Casta
Rubio & A-Sala
West 8
Team director Ginés Garrido
Design Team Javier Malo de Molina, María Jesús Franco, Almudena Carro, Sergio de Castillo, Juan Galbis, Elisa Lara, Agustín Martín, Juan José Mateos, Raquel Marugán, Emilio Ontiveros, Juan Tur, Samir Alaoui, María Ángeles Fernández, Carlos Fernández, Elena Garicano, Eduardo González, Miguel Ángel López, Marina del Mármol, Gema Montáñez, Víctor Muñoz, María Ortega, Susana Paz, Antonia Peña, Lucía Prado, Jonás Prieto, Ramiro Sánchez, Emma Simonsson, Elena Verdú, Carlos Carnicer, Cristina Cordero, María Pilar Recio.
Photography Ana Müller
Jeroen Musch
Completion date 2011