Miraflores – Barranco footbridge | ITSLIQUID

Miraflores – Barranco footbridge

Architecture | July 16, 2014 |

MirafloresImage courtesy of OOIIO Architecture

Miraflores – Barranco footbridge

Lima Municipality proposes the connection between Miraflores and Barranco districts with an iconic pedestrian bridge over the deep natural gap called Bajada de Armendáriz, which ends just in front of Pacific Ocean. Those two districts are very particular on Peruvian capital.

MirafloresImage courtesy of OOIIO Architecture

In one side Miraflores, majestic, residential, where you can find important shopping centers that became new urban attraction points on the past years. Is also the place where you can find most of the touristic hotels. On the other side Barranco, the city bohemian district. On the Colonial Epoch it used to be the leisure area, and it keeps its charm. Nowadays there are many museums and cultural live. Walking though its streets you can find several musicians and at night is the fashionable place to go for dinner with friends.

MirafloresImage courtesy of OOIIO Architecture

Two districts with personality, and if they were connected by foot they both could get good profits one from the other. They are separated by the natural depression Bajada de Armendáriz, used as the logic way down to the beach for one of the most important city´s highways, increasing break up perception. OOIIO proposes a bridge as a landmark, a new city’s symbol, a meeting point, an object that welcomes Lima inhabitants to cross over from one district to the other. Thanks to its special and flashy shape it will encourage tourists walk, promoting urban activities on it.

MirafloresImage courtesy of OOIIO Architecture

You can use this bridge as a relaxing place, for lying under the sun, to sit down and see how people walks or the cars drive, to watch sunsets. It is a small size amphitheatre to encourage urban activities on it. This bridge is also a garden, a plaza, a viewpoint, a sculpture, a terrace, a meeting-point, an element to shake the city. It is an opportunity to get a landscape regeneration of this big city void. Thanks to its unique shape and location this new object will be seen from many places, and at the same time you could watch everything from it. This is bridge to see and to be seen which recovers the whole area.

more. www.ooiio.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


ARTIC by HOK

Architecture | August 20, 2021

Anaheim wanted a transportation hub that would become an icon for public transit. It needed to encourage Orange County's three million residents and 50 million annual visitors to think beyond the automobile and toward a future of smart, sustainable travel. Read more


INTERVIEW: ALEXIS GARCÍA ELSEVYF

Interviews | August 14, 2021

"My name is Alexis García Elsevyf, architect, obtained from the Dominican Republic. I finished my architecture studies in the year of 2007 with outstanding grades. I been practicing in the area of architecture and construction since 2005 in various architectural and urban planning studios. Read more


Interview: Roberto Cami

Interviews | August 11, 2021

Since 2008, Roberto Cami devotes himself to photography and digital art, in a more meaningful way, beginning his research in visual art, especially starting from architecture, from building yard and design in which he started his first job opportunities, but by developing projects in different areas too with a strong conceptual component, even approaching other techniques and expression forms. Read more


Xiamen Convention Exhibition Center &…

Architecture | August 2, 2021

The Xiamen convention exhibition center & sports precinct, a large-scale 600 hectare urban design masterplan and detailed architecture proposal, that forges a new center for Xiamen's cultural and civic heart in the city's Guiyuan district. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!