THE TUNNEL, THE BRIDGE, THE HISTORY COMPETITION
- Project: International Design Competition “The Tunnel, The Bridge,The History” for the construction of two bridges over the River Arno located in Vallina (Florence)
- Team: Eng. Giovanni Cardinale, Eng. Paolo Spinelli, Eng. Maurizio Orlando, Eng. Massimiliano Cecconi, Eng. Maurizio Sacchetti, Eng. Michelangelo Micheloni, Arch. Claudio Panichi, Eng. Salvatore Giacomo Morano, Arch. Antonio Viceconti, Arch. Ugo Dattilo
GPA has won this competition in 2005. The bridge is the main feature of the bid, the most extraordinary element as a symbol and icon. The bridge transforms the space in which it is located, creating a different landscape, connecting spaces apart from each other overlapping the river. The two bridges required by the competition’s documents have very dissimilar features: the “Roseto” Bridge is orthogonal to the river bed; the “Rosano” Bridge overlaps the river with an oblique angle, which inevitably increases the span of the bridge. The idea is to connect the street and the two bridges to a single route, in order to avoid the alternation “street-bridge-street-bridge…” but considering the street and bridges all in one. The challenge is to create a linear infrastructure with a quality physiognomy harmonizing with the surrounding countryside.