The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) has announced the winners of the Northern Avenue Bridge Ideas Competition. Launched in March, the competition sought to gather ideas for the future of the bridge that center around improving mobility, honoring history, and creating destination. The bridge, which opened in 1908, was closed in December 2014 due to structural integrity concerns.
As it was open to the public, the competition received ideas from architects, designers, historians and community members, overall resulting in 133 submissions, including 99 graphic designs and 34 essays.
A 16-member jury assembled by the city and the BSA awarded eight submissions a total of $15,000.
The winners of the Northern Avenue Bridge Ideas Competition are:
Northern Avenue Botanical Bridge / AW Architects
Island in the Stream / Robert White
Northern Avenue Bridge Park / Rob Barella
+(Plus) Bridge / Höweler + Yoon Architecture, LLP; Schlaich Bergermann Partner
Essay: The Northern Ave Bridge is Boston / Kaitlin Moran
Essay: A City in Motion, Pauses / MERGE Architects
Honorable Mention: Steampunk Gateway: Reimagining Boston’s Maritime History / ModVic, LLC
Honorable Mention: Channel Mall Station / TVAConnection
People’s Choice Award: Pivot Point Bridge / Emeline Guajac, Erika Deroche, Rob Krauszer, Hing Chung Fung, Steve Bryson, Chris Baker-Albertz
The Public Works Department is currently in the process of drafting a request for proposals for the design of the future bridge, which it hopes to release in the coming months.
News via the Boston Society of Architects (BSA).