50 grand designs
July 12, 2010, 5:13 pm
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zubizuri footbridge, bilbao, spain (1997). designer: santiago calatrava, born velencia, spain (1951)

as stated in previous posts, pictomat knows nothing about sports. however this modest site is trying its damnedest to remain current, so pictomat celebrates spain’s victory in the world cup yesterday with a winning design in spanish basque country (which, sorry, does not really consider itself part of spain, but perhaps does today!)

pictomat has tramped across this lovely structure. it is so curvaceously, and seductively beautiful that one would hope there is still time for the portland city council to ask santiago calatrava to redesign the sorry multi-use bridge planned to cross the willamette near omsi for the max, bike and pedestrian crowd.


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Such a wonderful and dramatic way to get from one side of the river to the other. Hard to believe what an improvement this bridge and Mr. Gehry’s art museum made to the City of Bilbao … and in Portland we get the bridge of Yawns.

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[…] Your favourite designer:: Designer… funnily enough, I haven’t quite figured it out yet. Architect? Salvatore Calatrava. Fantastic portfolio. And who knew bridges could look so hot?! (No.4) […]

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