From September 17 to October 17, 2010, Quintela Palace, in Chiado (Lisbon), hosted the exhibition Bridges For A More Positive Future: 54 proposals for a pedestrian and cycling bridge over Lisbon’s 2ª Circular ring-road.
These projects resulted from the International Ideas Contest launched in July 2009 by the Galp Foundation in partnership with EXD'09 - Experimenta Design 2009 - which challenged architects and engineers to design new equipment for the city.
Enabling the crossing of the 2ª Circular by bicycle, this bridge will be a stimulus to sustainable urban mobility, as well as a legacy for Lisbon and its inhabitants. Reflecting environmental concerns relating to energy efficiency, the projects had to be sustainable at implementation and maintenance level, and involve the use of innovative materials as well as urban insertion and landscaping.
The exhibition Bridges for a More Positive Future showcases, through models and boards, most of the projects submitted by architects and workshops from various countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil, Belgium, Spain, India, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Macau, Portugal, United Kingdom and Tunisia.