The stretch of the SP No. 1, no longer subject to the massive flow of users coming from or going to Arezzo, thus assumes a new meaning, becoming a privileged place for slow and sustainable mobility, as well as an additional piece for the wider network of bicycle and pedestrian that has already developed in this area.
Given the immense natural beauty of the setting, we wanted the design of the bridge to be unobtrusive, “the bridge that isn’t.” The group carefully considered different possible arrangements before settling on the specific 5-span bridge mentioned above. The width of the central span eliminates the need for piers in the riverbed, meaning the structure wouldn’t interfere with the course of the river. Furthermore, the team wanted to rethink the area underneath the bridge and decided to create a small rest area for the pedestrians and cyclists using the new alternative mobility paths. This also led to the idea of working on the piers themselves, and one of the piers, instead of just supporting the bridge would further contribute to creating a functional and beautiful rest area. An arch shape with integrated seats was designed for one pier, to create this unique and innovative rest stop.