tiago barros + jorge pereira: high speed car ramp
oct 06, 2009
tiago barros + jorge pereira: high speed car ramp

an aerial view of the high-speed car ramp

fundacao galp energia and experimentadesign recently promoted a
competition for a new cycling bridge in lisbon. one of the special mentions was
‘high-speed car ramp’ by portuguese architects tiago barros + jorge pereira with team:
ines valente and joao paulo fernandes who asked, ‘why change the route of pedestrians
and cyclists?’. their proposal was a high-speed car ramp which enables pedestrians
and cyclists to freely cross under the segunda circular highway in lisbon.
instead, the path for cars is altered by a ramp which acts as a bridge for vehicles.
drivers are expected to accelerate on a ramp, burning more gas. barros and pereira’s design is
meant to provide a long lasting event which will occur at every moment in which a car goes by.
the ramp would provide entertainment, along with a new tourist attraction, acting as a means of
redeveloping the area.

an information graphic of speeds a car must go approaching the ramp

a rendering of a car approaching the ramp

rendering of the ramp emerging from the ground

built model

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