Via L.Bandini, 2 - 96100 Siracusa, Italy
Augusta, Italy, 2008
Caterpillar explores the notion of moire effect seeking to turn an undesired visual phenomenon into an intention and trying to virtually embed movement into the structure of a footbridge.
The project is part of a larger redevelopment of a transport company. The footbridge connects existing offices with new facilities establishing an infrastructural spine. The traditional bridge structure; a horizontal beam supported by a minimum number of vertical elements is replaced by a minimum-section deck supported by a multitude of extremely slender and equally distributed tubular elements. The redundant elements assume varying inclinations in response to secondary functions such as shading, visibility and accessibility. Thus formed arrangements create moire effects; apparent patterns formed by the superposition of structural layers.
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