Turning Italy’s Old Bridges into Inverted High-Rise Buildings


At the tip of southern Italy, along an old highway that winds through the mountains, a series of huge concrete bridges will eventually be turned into vertically stacked neighborhoods.

“The government was asking for a sustainable way to preserve the bridges”, says Manal Rachdi of Oxo Architecture, who worked on the design with Samuel Nageotte, Philippe Rizzotti, and Tanguy Vermet.

“The bridges were so beautiful, and their position was so strategic, that we wanted to turn them into housing”.

Each apartment or office will be set into a space between the existing bridge structure, so from a distance, the form of the bridge will look the same.



Via Fast Co-Exist.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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