Expo-08: Work in progress

The Expo is an international exposition where countries, non-government organizations and some private companies take part to show their best. This year the world exposition will be held in Zaragoza, Spain, with the topic of "Water and sustainable development".

The event is being placed in a meander of the river Ebro and the most emblematic structures over the river are the 3rd Millenium Bridge designed by the engineering firm Arenas&Partners (left part of the pic) and Zaha Hadid's Bridge Pavilion(right). Both of them are not completed four months before the opening ceremony but it is interesting to see the progress -like a disputed competition- of the construction and the different contemporary approaches to the same problem: the minimalist engineering of Arenas and the futuristic baroque architecture of Hadid. The aerial photography was taken by a colleague this month and then gently borrowed by me.

Related: Arenas vs Hadid controversy.