This Redesigned Pedestrian Overpass In Barcelona Is Like A Mini High Line

A pedestrian bridge in Barcelona is being redesigned as a place where people might actually want to spend time. Surrounded by plant-covered walls, the new design includes shaded spaces to sit and look at views of the city. Smog-eating concrete helps clear the surrounding air, and glow-in-the-dark pavement lights the path at night. The photocatalytic concrete used in the new bridge absorbs pollution from the cars below. It’s an experimental product that the architects wanted to test. “Using this in reality will give the possibility to measure how much and how well it works,” says Casamor. “We don’t have much to lose, and if it works it would be a good choice for using in other more extensive parts of the city.”


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