The solution proposed to solve the continuity of the urban fabric consists of creating a big park on the slope which will be used as support of all the communication elements among the different points of the area, enabling the pedestrian mobility by means of the construction of roads, walkways, ramps and stairs. The proposal would allow accessibility among different streets without architectural barriers and combine the solution with a complementary access to the three levels of the underground car park located under the Avenida del Ferrocarril. This project develops the connexion solution between Padura Street and Ferrocarril Avenue through the construction of a vertical communication structure compossed of two lifts for independent use of the car park and pedestrians and connected at Padura Street through a pedestrian walkway of three metres wide. The structure is located on the space reserved to a car park emergency exit, leaning on the concrete walls which forms the shaft. It was necessary to make both lifts independent by means of the construction of two concrete towers, separated by the distance of the footbridge, which will also be the support for it. The low tower, of 14 m high, includes the connexion lift between Padura and the car park. The highest one, of 22 m, stands out in Padura as the unique element of connection between the highest part of Irala and Ametzola area. Both towers, the walkway and the car park exit building, form a single element made of concrete and coloured glass, located at a strategic spot at the end of the avenue and with the future Irala park as backdrop.
• Elevation of lift towers. • Foreshortened perspective of the built towers. • Night view highlighted thanks to the inner lighting.
LIFTS TOWERS AND WALKWAYS IN AMETZOLA CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE SITE WORKS MANAGEMENT Bilbao. 2006-2007
Both towers, the footbridge and the exit structure framework of the car park are a unique element made of concrete and coloured glass, strategically located at the end of the avenue, and with the future Irala park as a backdrop.