“PasserellaVolante” is a project developed for an international ideas competition looking for a new pedestrian bridge to the village of Civita di Bagnoregio (Viterbo). Using the existing pillars from a 20th century concrete bridge, the new lightweight laminated timber construction is re-establishing the historic ridge of the 18th century, that underwent serious ground erosion since then. While connecting the villages of Civita and Bagnoregio, the bridge creates a new dialogue between the historic place and the dramatic landscape around. The varied width of the deck allows spaces for people to sit and rest—enjoying a panoramic view on the valley—as well as events and exhibitions to happen along it. The double-helix structure, covering the walkway, can be equipped with colored canopies for wind- and sunshade and PV panels, that power the night illumination of the bridge.

Design Team: Architecture and Vision Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler
Collaborator: Giuseppe Mosetti
Engineering: Arup Associates, Italy