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Bridge Pavilion

Zaragoza, Spain
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The Bridge Pavilion (Spanish: Pabellon Puente) is a building designed by Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid that was constructed for the Expo 2008 in Zaragoza (Spain) as one of its main landmarks. It is an innovative 270-metre-long covered bridge that imitates a gladiola over the river Ebro, connecting the neighbourhood of La Almozara with the exposition site, and thus becoming its main entrance. The new bridge is, at the same time, a multi-level exhibition area; Hadid chose fibre glass reinforced concrete from the Austrian company Rieder to envelope the bridge: she covered the outer skin of the building with 29,000 triangles of fibreC in different shades of grey. During the Expo 2008, the Bridge Pavilion will host an exposition called Water - a unique resource, designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates. When the Expo is over, the building is expected to be purchased by the savings bank Ibercaja and remodelled into a museum related to new technologies and water sciences.