Carles Enrich design a perforated brick elevator connecting a medieval Spanish town to riverside

Spanish architect Charles Enrich has built a 20-metre-high elevator next to a Spanish cliffside to connect the old and new parts of a town. Featuring perforated brick walls, the elevator shaft provides new access to the historic riverside. 

 "The 20-metre vertical break between the old and new parts of the town has generated a social fracture," said Enrich. "Over the years, the historic centre has been depopulated due to difficulties in accessibility."

"The 20-metre vertical break between the old and new parts of the town has generated a social fracture," said Enrich. "Over the years, the historic centre has been depopulated due to difficulties in accessibility."

"The proposal involves the insertion of a new access to the historic centre to enhance the urban connectivity between the two parts of the town, boosting the use of the old town and avoiding social exclusion," he continued.