The Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion was designed by the prestigious Zaha Hadid for the 2008 International Exposition. Originally, the bridge served as access to the site and as an exhibition area. It currently houses Mobility City, a mobility and exhibition centre linked to new technologies in the automotive sector, promoted by Fundación Ibercaja and the Government of Aragón.
For the development of this new activity it was necessary to adapt the building’s fire safety strategy. The main body of the bridge, initially semi-open and without the presence of combustibles, has been closed and fitted with a fire smoke control system with the aim of improving evacuation and intervention conditions. The performance design was key to find an efficient solution compatible with the uniqueness of the building.
For more details about this design process, in which Efectis has participated, we invite you to read the article recently published in DYNA magazine written by Alfonso Pérez, technical director of Expo Zaragoza Empresarial and Mercedes Lago (Efectis Ibérica).