Inca designs inspire new bridge in Peru

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Inca jewellery and traditional South American designs have inspired a new bridge in Lima, Peru.

Designed by Madrid-based practice OOIIO Architecture, the Miraflores-Barranco Pedestrian Bridge is currently in design development with an expected completion date of 2016.

The concept is for a barbed wooden construction with triangular fronds reaching high into the air to provide shading and rest spaces for pedestrians.

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Plans are to use recycled timber in construction work.

The bridge will link the districts of Miraflores – a region filled with retail outlets and parks dominated by tourism – with Barranco is a more bohemian district, home to a large number of musicians, artists and designers.

OOIIO Architecture said: “This project is special because has the ability for catching everyone attraction and at the same time is a great platform to see everything from it. Is a project to watch and to be watched.”

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