Madrid-based OOIIO Architecture has designed a new pedestrian bridge, set to be a landmark for the city of Lima. The bridge will span a busy roadway and connect the two thriving districts of Miraflores and Barranco. Miraflores is the busy touristy area filled with retail and colorful parks, while Barranco is more bohemian with a large residential population of artists, musicians and designers. The bridge will literally connect these two districts and is expected to enhance their respective economies.
Inspired by crystals and Peruvian mining, as well as ‘Latin Special Day Objects,’ such as piñatas and spiked Inca jewelry, the bridge is a multi-pointed object hovering over a depression. To be built from recycled wood, the bridge is both simple a transportation corridor and a meeting spot. It will serve as an informal amphitheater for buskers or street performers to entertain passersby and it will also serve as a vista from which to enjoy the landscape and the city. The bridge is currently in design development and is should by open by 2016.
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