To represent a "speculative proposal for the radical reuse and re-colonization of the bridge infrastructure," California-based Future Cities Lab has developed the “Hydraspan 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."
Design + FabricationFuture Cities Lab (Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno)
Team MembersRipon DeLeon (Senior Associate) and Ji Ahn
Production TeamFernando Amenedo, Michael Atherton
Commissioned byYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
YBCA CuratorBetti-Sue Hertz
PhotographsFuture Cities Lab, Carl Bean-Larson