2012: Transforming the Bridge | 12137

Team: Michael Robitz, Merica May Jensen, Sean Franklin, Alexandra VanOrsdale

Location: New York, NY

Overview: PUBLIC WORKOUT MACHINE is a large-scale landscape workout
machine, a landscape treadmill spanning the length of the Detroit Superior
Bridge. PUBLIC WORKOUT MACHINE embroiders together landscape,
fitness, culture, and commute.
It seems that every city has one of these spaces, these decommissioned
post-industrial behemoths that lurk in the shadows of our cities waiting to
be remembered. We try to revive our cities with them, racing against their
death, a sort of hospice for our urban lives. We imagine that they will have
the same sort of cultural and economic impact that the High Line had for
New York or the Tow Path had for North Eastern Ohio. So, we spiff them
up with a fresh coat, and landscape them like they were our own
backyards. From them, we expect a new form of urban health.
PUBLIC WORKOUT MACHINE pairs the park, the machine for urban
health, with the treadmill, the machine for physical health. It imagines the
city as a site for outdoor recreation and fitness when, traditionally, our
workouts are housed in conditioned spaces. Instead, PUBLIC WORKOUT
MACHINE imagines recreation, fitness, and commute as an outdoor event,
a critical programmatic ingredient for the city.

Related projects
2012: Transforming the Bridge | 12383

School: Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture Team: Ying Zhou Location: Ames, Iowa Overview: Alley of Creativity The

Continue reading

2012: Transforming the Bridge | 12382

Firm: Aptum Architecture Team: Julie Larsen, Location: Syracuse, New York Overview: ÒYELLOW DOT ROADÓ proposes to reconfigure the lower deck of

Continue reading

2012: Transforming the Bridge | 12379

Team: Maria Sanchez Gonzalez, Pablo Humanes Lopez, Natalia Reglero Lopez, Sandra Garcia Almarcha Location: Salamancia, Spain Overview: DETROIT

Continue reading

2012: Transforming the Bridge | 12378

Team: Chipara Bogdan Location: Constanta, Romania Overview: A New Territory for Cleveland The current proposal extends the lower level of

Continue reading

2012: Transforming the Bridge | 12377


Continue reading

2012: Transforming the Bridge | 12376

Team: Alessandro Meli Location: Chieri, Torino, Italy Overview: ON the BridGe The idea of ​​the project started by considering the historical

Continue reading

2012: Transforming the Bridge | 12375

Team: Niels Fehlig, Julia Fehlig Location: Hamburg, Germany Overview: „GARDEN OF SENSES“ – Connecting Green Masterplan – the missing

Continue reading

2012: Transforming the Bridge | 12374

Team: Remco De Haan, Rozemarijn Dam Location: Northcote, Victoria, Australia Overview: The CATWALK is.. 1.Connecting points of interests, by

Continue reading

2012: Transforming the Bridge | 12373

Team: Michele Niaki, Jonathan Davis, Andrew Mcveigh Location: Champaign, Illinois Overview: The SKYDECK is a CONCENTRATED INTERVENTION along the

Continue reading

2012: Transforming the Bridge | 12367

Team: Darwin Marrero, Edgardo Arroyo Pagan, Darwin Marrero-Carrer Location: Carolina, Puerto Rico Overview: Opening the lower level of the

Continue reading