tiago barros + jorge pereira: high speed car ramp
 
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. tiago barros + jorge pereira: high speed car ramp an information graphic of speeds a car must go approaching the ramp

tiago barros + jorge pereira: high speed car ramp tiago barros + jorge pereira: high speed car ramp a rendering of a car approaching the ramp

tiago barros + jorge pereira: high speed car ramp

tiago barros + jorge pereira: high speed car ramp

tiago barros + jorge pereira: high speed car ramp rendering of the ramp emerging from the ground

tiago barros + jorge pereira: high speed car ramp built model

tiago barros + jorge pereira: high speed car ramp

  • muito fish pa’!

    gilles
  • Só podia ser uma idéia de “portugues” mesmo ….
    Mas esqueceram de colocar uma oficina para os carros batidos depois de cada rampa

    It could only be an idea of “Portuguese” even ….
    But forgot to put a garage for the crash cars after each ramp

    Guilherme Lorenzoni
  • I dare the designer to try the ramp himself.

    Charles
  • what a moron. im sure average people are gunna be totally cool with jumping their 17,000 dollar cars over this to get to work. why not just put a bridge over the road for pedestrians. the insurance alone for this “ramp” would cost more than a bridge.

    ouch my head hurts from sifting through retards.
  • Eeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaa!!!

    Lex Zetta
  • pathetic!

    rem koolhaas
  • We’ll never catch them Duke boys now!

    I see whut you did thar!
  • perfect playground for stuntmanmike…

    alfonso
  • ahahah, a fantastic place for fresh driving license users.
    beautiful!

    demon
  • I wonder what happens in traffic jams… 😉

    Brouwer

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