pedestrian wooden walkway on stilts traces hillside in bilbao

pedestrian wooden walkway on stilts traces hillside in bilbao

wooden structure runs along the hill’s terrain

 

Viconsa, Boslan, and Arkigest collaborate on the construction of a pedestrian wooden walkway in Bilbao, Spain. The designed walkway is supported by isolated pillars and built entirely of wood. The cross-section of the walkway that forms the path is two-meter wide and the maximum slopes are 8%, with landings every 20 m. The initial section is developed on a wooden structure that occupies the current pedestrian access to the Esclavas school.

pedestrian wooden walkway on stilts traces hillside in bilbao
all images by Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

 

 

walkway enjoys panoramic views of the city

 

Once the initial escarpment has been overcome, the route runs between the closure of the school and the crest of the road slope, expressly bypassing the anchor points of the slope protection mesh, and then climbs the slope until it ends at the existing path to the summit. Two viewpoints with wooden structures are placed along the route. Viconsa, Boslan, and Arkigest studios aim to install wooden benches for resting and contemplation. The railing in front of the viewpoints will be made of laminated and tempered glass, to facilitate panoramic views of the city of Bilbao for both people of short stature and people with reduced mobility.

pedestrian wooden walkway on stilts traces hillside in bilbao
Viconsa, Boslan, and Arkigest collaborate on the construction of a pedestrian wooden walkway

pedestrian wooden walkway on stilts traces hillside in bilbao
the wooden walkway in Bilbao is supported by isolated pillars

pedestrian wooden walkway on stilts traces hillside in bilbao
the elevated structure is built entirely out of wood

pedestrian wooden walkway on stilts traces hillside in bilbao
the walkway climbs the slope until it ends at the existing path to the summit

pedestrian-wooden-walkway-bilbao-designboom-1800-3

wooden benches are installed for resting and contemplation

pedestrian wooden walkway on stilts traces hillside in bilbao
the route runs between the closure of the school and the crest of the road slope

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two viewpoints with wooden structures are placed along the route

 

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the cross-section of the walkway forms the two-meter wide path
the cross-section of the walkway forms the two-meter wide path
the railing in front of the viewpoints will be made of laminated and tempered glass
the railing in front of the viewpoints will be made of laminated and tempered glass
the construction facilitates panoramic views of the city of Bilbao
the construction facilitates panoramic views of the city of Bilbao

project info:

 

name: Pedestrian wooden walkway
architect: Viconsa | @viconsacivilwork + Boslan + Arkigest

location: Bilbao, Spain

photography: Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre | @ibujedoaguirre

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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