bridge design charette that thinks
outside the box (truss).
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: May 29, 2009
Many cities around the world view bridge-building as heroic
acts of city-building. Scores of pedestrian bridges have
been blessed with extraordinary design and aspire to being
much more than simply providing passage from A to B.... they
have become destinations themselves. These iconic structures
are symbols of an urban maturity that values design matters.
has built one "landmark gateway" for pedestrians
and cyclists, the Montgomery & Sisam-designed arched
bridge over the Humber River (see RESOURCES).... and now
a highly-visible opportunity exists to build another extraordinary
gateway for pedestrians and cyclists, this time over the
yawning rail corridor, providing a critical link from Front
Street to Cityplace, the 3 hectare public park now under
construction and the waterfront beyond.
is about to be wasted and we may well be saddled with
a truly pedestrian bridge. Current plans
plunking down yet another forgettable box truss bridge
along with a vague promise to tart it up with the help
UrbanToronto believes it’s time
to think outside the box truss, and you are invited to join the
charette to draw,
design, comment and critique. Your participation just
might help derail the existing plan for such a pedestrian pedestrian
addition to Toronto’s public realm. Click on
SUBMIT A DESIGN to read the charette guidelines and
RESOURCES for photos of the site that you can use for
and links to case studies from around the world.
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