Puentes Cascara, Madrid Bridge – West 8 Spain

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Puentes Cascara Madrid, Spain : New Bridge

Cascara Bridge, Spain – design by West 8 / MRIO Arquitectos

21 Sep 2010

Puentes Cascara Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Designers: West 8 & MRIO

Together with MRIO West 8 is responsible for the master plan for the reclaimed river banks and the new urban area above the tunnels of the M30 motorway around Madrid. The master plan consists of several sub-projects:

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Avenida de Portugal – Esplanade above the tunnels to the axis of the royal palace
Salon de Pinos – Concept with 8,000 pine trees above the tunnels
Huerta de la Partida
Jardines de Puente de Toledo – Parterres on center area near historic Toledo Bridge over the tunnels
Parque de la Arganzuela – Central Park area above the tunnels

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Puentes Cascara photo © West 8 urban design & landscape architecture

Parque de la Arganzuela and the Salon de Pinos are connected by two slow traffic bridges, the Puente Cascara. These bridges are designed as a massive concrete domes with a rough texture. More than one hundred cables carry the slim steel deck and referring to the beleens of a whale. The ceilings have a mosaic of the Spanish artist Daniel Canogar. In the edge of the ceiling the lighting is included which illuminates the artwork and the deck by reflection. The balusters are finely detailed as bars of cast aluminum that are placed every 20 cm.

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Puentes Cascara Madrid – Building Information

Client: City of Madrid
Team: West 8 + MRIO
Design: 2007-08
Realization: 2009-10
Span: 41 metres
Size: 47m x 8,5m x 8m

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