The city of Zaragoza, Spain was elected the host city of the Expo Zaragoza 2008. The theme of the 2008 international exposition is water and sustainable development. One of the expo main entrances will be the Bridge Pavilion, an amazing structure designed by Zaha Hadid, a respected architect with a radical new approach to architecture and the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.
Zaragoza new Bridge Pavilion by Zaha Hadid has a stylised resemblance of the river itself, it crosses and swirls over itself like a gladiola opening and closing. It joins the two riverbanks with a central island in the River Ebro in a distinctive, flowing white structure, described by the team of architects as as an object rising from the natural conditions of the river itself – a symbol of water and its role in our world.
“This eye-catching bridge pavilion will create a new order on the banks of the River Ebro, clearly distinguishable from the other Expo buildings. It will provide a smooth transition between the city and the Expo site, across ramps planted with gardens and greenery.”