“Humberto Santos” Contest

The main goal of this contest is to encourage the creative abilities of students in the design of a bridge executed with such a common material like spaghetti. This work aims to increase students’ interest in creativity / research and the search for ingenious solutions to the problems posed.

There are two categories in the competition: “Resistance” and “Aesthetics”. The goal of competing bridges the category “Resistance” is to bridge that supports the largest possible load. The goal of competing bridges the category of “Aesthetics” is to bridge that meets this regulation and is architecturally pleasing. As nowadays the design / aesthetics of a bridge can not be dissociated load to bear, bridges the contest in the category “Resistance” are automatically entered in the “Aesthetics”.

spaghetti bridges