Designing a walkway is an attractive task for an engineer. Light structures, with high visual impact and great aesthetic possibilities, although sometimes “aesthetics can be a hackneyed, poorly understood concept used to justify the inexplicable” (Javier Rui-Wamba).
Putting ourselves in the shoes of the user, a pedestrian or a cyclist, is how we initially approach the designs of walkways. From integrating and understanding their surroundings. Because a structure that is out of context is usually a wrong one.
At Esteyco we have designed and directed the building of hundreds of walkways, often as part of a larger project, and we have always aimed to find the best solution through open dialogue between architecture and engineering.