The existing Town of Kansas pedestrian bridge received some enhancements to the positive experience it previously enjoyed. The program called for a rain garden to address watershed issues, sculptural seating, signage, bicycle u-rail and an eco-art installation. The big idea was to create a gathering/lounge space that identifies the beginning of the Town of Kansas bridge and leads you to the riverfront trail. An integration of landscape and built form that tells a symbolic story about the context and origin of this place while addressing the functional issue of the watershed condition. In response to the immediate context of the rivers, trails, industrial steel structures and adjacent public art, the concept utilized notions of convergence, conveying, paths and discovery.
AWARDS 2012 Kansas City AIA Design Excellence Awards, Citation
2012 IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards), Silver