Bailey Bridge, Rome: Concrete Pylons Competition

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Bailey Bridge Rome

Concrete Pylons Competition, Italy – design by LAD – Laboratorio di Architettura e Design

6 Dec 2011

Bailey Bridge

Date: 2011-

Design: LAD – Laboratorio di Architettura e Design

THE 27TH NOVEMBER 2011 OUR PROJECT TO RECOVER THE EX BAILEY BRIDGE PYLONS WON THE COMPETITION “ PREMIO VOCAZIONE ROMA”.

FRANCESCO NAPOLITANO WAS AWARDED BY NICOLA ZINGARETTI, PRESIDENT OF ROME PROVINCE.

This is our idea to recover the Bailey Bridge pylons decline, that everybody walking on Tor di Quinto street near collina Fleming can see. Three useless reinforced concrete pylons rise from surface of the river, they were the pillars of the old Bayley Bridge, dismantled in the 60s.

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Our idea includes an agreement between the public administration and a private moneylender ready to invest in the demolition of two pylons.

Bailey Bridge film from LAD – Laboratorio di Architettura e Design:

Against this effort, the Public Administration grants the private to recover the third pylon and to reuse it, putting on it a removable cantilever structure on the Tiber. This platform can be considered a real public square in the middle of the river, available to everybody and provided with a covered bar on the back.

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In the end of the license the Commune can decide if removing the structure and then destroying the third pylon, or renovate the license. So the Public Administration remedies to a situation of urban decline without investing any money, the investor builds and creates business and then employment, and all the citizens get an urban cantilever square over the Tiber, where he can enjoy and see the river in a new way.

The 27th November this project won the competition “Premio Vocazione Roma” and it was awarded by Nicola Zingaretti, President of Rome Province. This makes us proud, but it is not enough: the grant application for this project was delivered and registered at the offices of the Lazio Region but it was unfortunately ignored in those archives.

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We believe in this project, If you too believe in it and if you think you can help us to make it in anyway, please contact us, we are curious to hear your proposal.

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LAD – Laboratorio di Architettura e Design

LAD stands for “Architecture and Design Workshop” and is meant to involve every part of the design process. It was established in 2006 by Simone Lanaro and Francesco Napolitano and it’s based in Rome, Italy.

A film by Laboratorio di Architettura e Design – parkour video, made for Shanghai’s exposition:

In 2010 LAD is one of the 40 young italian Architecture offices exposing their work in the Italian Pavillon at Shanghai Expo 2010

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