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Red pyramids hold up twin bridges in Reykjavík

Feb 05, 2016 designdiffusion

Piramidi rosse sorreggono due ponti pedonali in Islanda

This imposing set of matching giant red pyramids each support the weight of identical pedestrian bridges that cross the Elliðaá river located in the Icelandic capital.

Designed by local firm Teiknistofan Tröð, the tilted pyramids are made up of red-painted steel columns that vary in length, with steel wires connecting to the top of the pyramid to hold up the deck. Between the two bridges lies a pathway and along the coastline are rest stops and information stands to create an accessible experience for the pedestrian.

The goal in its structural simplicity was to minimize the use of material by giving the bridge a basic shape that would also become its unique identity.


Txt: Julia Ardila