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Hydraspan Bridge Colony / Future Cities Lab

Hydraspan Bridge Colony / Future Cities Lab
Hydraspan Bridge Colony / Future Cities Lab, © Future Cities Lab
© Future Cities Lab

To represent a "speculative proposal for the radical reuse and re-colonization of the bridge infrastructure," California-based Future Cities Lab has developed theHydraspan Bridge Colony installation: a 40-foot long, quarter-scale model that foresees a dense and agriculturally rich community suspended below the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge.

"Suspended from the bridge trusses," Future Cities Lab describes, "thousands of fog-catching catenary ribbons sustain an inner world of domestic and agricultural activity: floating living units are tethered alongside fresh water catch basins, robotic sky pods support suspended fish farm vitrines, and the bridge trusses serve as the catalysts for social, political and commercial exchange."

Hydraspan Bridge Colony / Future Cities Lab, © Future Cities Lab
© Future Cities Lab
© Future Cities Lab
© Future Cities Lab

See the proposal for yourself at the Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsDissident Futures exhibition in San Francisco from now until February 2, 2014.

  • Design + Fabrication

    Future Cities Lab (Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno)
  • Team Members

    Ripon DeLeon (Senior Associate) and Ji Ahn
  • Production Team

    Fernando Amenedo, Michael Atherton
  • Commissioned by

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
  • YBCA Curator

    Betti-Sue Hertz
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs


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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Hydraspan Bridge Colony / Future Cities Lab" 19 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/450174/hydraspan-bridge-colony-future-cities-lab/> ISSN 0719-8884

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