Transport and Infrastructures


Porto, Portugal

  • Year: 2001-2004
  • Client: G.O.P. – Gestão de Obras Públicas E.M.
  • Area: 25.800 m² (277.708,90 ft²)
  • Viaduct: 3.815 m² (41.064,32 ft²)
  • External arrangements: 21.915 m²
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Category: Transport and Infrastructures

The project is part of the construction of a new avenue inserted in the urban network of the west side of the city of Porto. The viaduct was designed as a totally metallic structure that allows to overcome in a single element the distance between the two sides of the VCI (the city's main thoroughfare) – 84m.

The structure develops as two large beams composed of simple elements that introduce tridimensionality as well as creates the perception of an enclosed space. The metallic construction made it possible not only to shorten the construction times but also to have a minimal impact on the operation on the thoroughfare – all structure was built on the adjacent terrain and later moved to its current location.