Urban Elevator by Ah Asociados

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Mar 2014 1:14 pm | Infrastructure, Urban

The architectural practice of Ah Asociados was commissioned by the city council to create an elevator shaft that connects the outskirts of Pamplona, Spain to one of its suburbs called the Echivacoiz Norte neighborhood which was separated from the city through a hillside area.

The Urban Elevator connects a neighborhood that previously only had a pedestrian ramp and stairs to access the city and the designers created an extended steel clad walkway that offers panoramic views of the surroundings from the elevator shaft while also easing the passage between the areas.

The project allowed the introduction of new pedestrian and cyclist roads to improve the flow between the two areas. The footbridge has a single steel beam supporting it and the pavement was made of steel plates placed over the top. The other side has a rail and steel fence that protects the pedestrians while also allowing them to enjoy the beautiful view of the city and surrounding hillside.

 

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