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Team: Ernesto Vela, Amra Kulenovic
Location: Astoria, New York
Overview: A Luminous Path for Civic Trajectories
Vision: A bridge that both breathes-in civic life and breathes-out a presence that encourages its use, exposes its aesthetic qualities and defines the district. It blurs its original role as an infrastructural layer meant to bypass and instead integrates itself to below as a public space for seasonal uses and unique events while maintaining a daily informal setting.
Light is used to bring out the ephemeral qualities of the bridge adding a theatrical role to its monumental one. A luminous-perforated path and road radiates and absorbs light, views and the urban character from below: a proposed ‘Memorial Garden’ on the west; the river crossing with ‘Archway Plaza’ above and ‘The Promenade’ over Catch-Basin Park on the east.
Planks composing the paths range from less luminous at the roadway, to more open at the lower level to glazed floors and open cut-outs, all contributing to connecting the different levels. Pods’ along the path serve for programming, daily gathering or simply voids to the landscape.
The Bridge District
The promenade’s boundaries and the scale of intervention are expanded. Conceptual lines radiate from the structure and extend out creating a ‘field of action’- they represent both sightlines towards the bridge and view-corridors out. ‘Stelae’ placed thru-out the district, become park follies, signage or interactive pavilions, and in theme the Pods on the bridge.
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School: Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture Team: Ying Zhou Location: Ames, Iowa Overview: Alley of Creativity The
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Firm: Aptum Architecture Team: Julie Larsen, Location: Syracuse, New York Overview: ÒYELLOW DOT ROADÓ proposes to reconfigure the lower deck of
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Team: Maria Sanchez Gonzalez, Pablo Humanes Lopez, Natalia Reglero Lopez, Sandra Garcia Almarcha Location: Salamancia, Spain Overview: DETROIT
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Team: Chipara Bogdan Location: Constanta, Romania Overview: A New Territory for Cleveland The current proposal extends the lower level of
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Team: Renee Martin Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Overview: ARCADE THIS REDESIGN OF THE DETROIT SUPERIOR BRIDGE ATTEMPTS TO CREATE GREAT EFFECT WITH
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Team: Alessandro Meli Location: Chieri, Torino, Italy Overview: ON the BridGe The idea of the project started by considering the historical
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Team: Niels Fehlig, Julia Fehlig Location: Hamburg, Germany Overview: „GARDEN OF SENSES“ – Connecting Green Masterplan – the missing
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Team: Remco De Haan, Rozemarijn Dam Location: Northcote, Victoria, Australia Overview: The CATWALK is.. 1.Connecting points of interests, by
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Team: Michele Niaki, Jonathan Davis, Andrew Mcveigh Location: Champaign, Illinois Overview: The SKYDECK is a CONCENTRATED INTERVENTION along the
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Team: Darwin Marrero, Edgardo Arroyo Pagan, Darwin Marrero-Carrer Location: Carolina, Puerto Rico Overview: Opening the lower level of the