2012: Transforming the Bridge | 12151 – First Place

Awarad: First Place (tie)

Team: Ashley Craig, Edna Ledesma, Jessica Zarowitz

Location: Austin, TX

Overview: Superior Point-scape, Cleveland’s outdoor laboratory for education, exploration and physical activity began a resurgence that transformed the lower level of the Detroit Superior Bridge into an innovative and experiential destination.

Point-scape’s intentionally minimal intervention allows for the beauty of the bridge structure to be visible, while also creating a series of dynamic spaces, unlike anything Cleveland has ever experienced. Here, the city community can come together to become reacquainted with the importance of the history and the future of natural systems, specifically water.

A pivotal connection between Downtown Cleveland, the Industrial Flats and Cleveland’s west side neighborhood, this newly revealed intervention is a catalytic example for future development of the surrounding context. Honoring the city’s history, connection with water and strengthening its community roots, Superior Point-scape creates a unique destination that is truly of Cleveland.

Using water systems as the primary and unifying structural element, adventure through the lower level scapes yields limitless discovery. Simple structuring of systems is the backdrop for a series of lively experiential destinations. The element of water is an expressive quality that transforms in performance as it mediates between Downtown and the West End.

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