Piacenza Footbridge

Location

Piacenza, Italy

Type

Public Space

Status

Competition

Size

n/a

Team

Ermanno Cirillo

Collaborators

Stefano Corbo Studio, Antonio Cobo, Javier de Esteban Garbayo

A view point on the Po river, a moment of break in the midst of a busy arterial road in a protected and evocative space. The project stems from the will of altering the bridge physiognomy in a precise point, by introducing some unexpected alien elements.

The panoramic structure wraps the existing bridge and host new functions for the public. 

The project is also a celebration of the alliance between engineering and architecture, by refusing any recognisable formal image and using only structural elements to create an astounding composition.