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Piñata-Inspired Miraflores-Barranco Pedestrian Bridge to Be Built From Reclaimed Timber in Peru
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On April 2, 2013 @ 5:22 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Building,Green Transportation,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
Lima, Peru is set to get a new pedestrian bridge to link the touristy Miraflores District with the bohemian Barranco district. Designed by OOIIO Architecture, the Mireaflores-Barranco Pedestrian bridge is inspired by Peruvian mining, piñatas, and spiked Inca jewelry. The spiky bridge will function like a public park that brings together diverse people and provides space for the arts, entertainment and leisure. The bridge will be built from reclaimed timber and it's expected to be completed in 2016.
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.
Via WAN 
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