This Tel Aviv Cargotecture Bridge Puts Shipping Containers to Fresh Use This Tel Aviv Cargotecture Bridge Puts Shipping Containers to Fresh Use
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This Tel Aviv Cargotecture Bridge Puts Shipping Containers to Fresh Use

by Yasha Wallin

February 3, 2013


To be used by pedestrians, cyclists and light vehicles, the bridge aims to be a destination site in itself, much like New York's Highline. It will have benches, a promenade and several options for viewpoints. One such view will be of the Hiriya landfill—also an experiment in reclamation. "Trash Mountain" as it was originally called, has transformed from 25 million tons of waste three times the size of New York's Central Park, to an ecopark with outdoor recreational facilities. It even harvests the methane emitted from the mountain to power a nearby factory. The Ecotainer Bridge will continue along this sustainable path by harnessing solar power and other ecological features, making the entire area a potential green success story.


Images courtesy of Yoav Messer Architects
 
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This Tel Aviv Cargotecture Bridge Puts Shipping Containers to Fresh Use