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Expo and Contemporary Zaragoza

Expo and Contemporary Zaragoza

River Aquarium

Do you want to learn about the natural life of some of the most important rivers in the world? That`s what you can experience at Zaragoza`s River Aquarium: be brought face to face with five of the biggest rivers on the planet (the Nile, the Mekong, the Amazon, the Murray-Darling and the Ebro) in a journey through themed galleries which simulate each river`s distinct water ecosystem.

acuario fluvial

Puente del Tercer Milenio

Built in 2008 and designed by the Huescan arquitect J.J. Arenas de Pablo, it allows access from the Meandro de Ranillas area to the neighbourhoods around Delicias Station. Its most remarkable feature, visually speaking, is its bowstring arch, with stands at 270 metres, the longest in the world. Its design and structural aesthetics make it a flagship for the new millennium.

puente del tercer milenio

Pasarela Manterola

Designed by Javier Manterola, this pedestrian footbridge connects the Almozara and Rey Fernando neighbourhoods. Inaugurated in honour of the volunteers for the 2008 International Exhibition, it includes a 75-metre high mast from which 46 cables are suspended, supporting the main platform.

pasarela manterola

Pabellón Puente

Inspired by the gladiolus flower, it was designed by prestigious architect by Zaha Hadid. Used as an entrance and the main pavilion for Expo Zaragoza 2008, it has remained in the city as an emblem of innovation and spectacular architecture. One end of the flower`s stem rests on one bank of the river while the other, split into three branches, rests on the other bank. A covered structure, the outer skin is inspired by the image of shark scales. Looking at the bridge takes you back to your childhood and science fiction fuelled imaginations.

pabellón puente

Water Tower

Designed by Enrique de Teresa, this peculiar water droplet-shaped structure offers the observer a different vision depending on where you position yourself to look at it. Its magnificence lies both in its height, a stunning 73 metres, and its crystal, transparent body, giving it the properties of a tower-sculpture.

Water Tower

Aragon Convention Centre

A six floor building designed by architects Nieto and Sobejana on the banks of the River Ebro, its exterior is notable for its fractional and varied profile. Inside, it is remarkable for the abundance of natural light, and the 17,000 metres squared of floor space are split into three areas: the lobby, exhibition area and auditorium.

Aragon Convention Centre

Aragon Pavilion

The design of this pavilion is a throwback to one of the classic souvenirs sold in the city: wicker baskets full of Aragonese fruits. The project was completed by the Olano y Mendo studio, who achieved a weave effect through the use of contrasting opaque and transparent glass panels, creating a space full of natural light, thanks also to its six skylights.

Aragon Pavilion

Spanish Pavilion

``Is it possible to artificially reproduce a natural phenomenon?`` This question is the starting point for Patxi Mangado`s design for this pavilion, in conjunction with the National Renewable Energies Centre. The façades together replicate the image of a poplar grove, which are very common on the banks of the Ebro, through metal pillars wrapped in ceramic tiles. A large roof provides shade for the building and allows the temperature inside to be regulated naturally.

Spanish Pavilion

CREA Building

Produced to house the Aragon pavilion during the 1992 Seville Universal Exhibition, it is currently the headquarters of the Aragon Business Confederation (CREA in Spanish). The original architect, José Manuel Pérez Latorre, also worked on redesigning the interior in order to make it more functional. Two vertical alabaster walls joined by a 26-metre high vault allow natural light to pour into and out of the building.

CREA Building

Auditorium - Convention Centre

``Whenever they ask me about modern auditoriums across the world I always talk about the Zaragoza Auditorium because it has the most important, the best acoustics, of any I know,`` stated famous orchestra conductor Zubin Mehta. The building, designed by José Manuel Pérez Latorre, is of vast proportions and features a raised portico supported by pillars which rise up to a great height. Inside, locals and visitors can enjoy state-of-the-art facilities for concerts, conventions and exhibitions.

Auditorium - Convention Centre

Zaragoza-Delicias Station

Designed as an intermodal station by the architects Carlos Ferrater, José María Valero and Félix Arranz, particularly outstanding is its roof, with arches angled down over the body of the main building, which even from a distance makes us aware of its dimensions. The interior layout is divided into three lounges with the aim of regulating the flow of arrivals and departures. It is home to a hotel, a business centre and a range of services aimed at travellers.

Zaragoza-Delicias Station

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