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Boston Society of Architects Announces Northern Avenue Bridge Ideas Competition Winners

Boston Society of Architects Announces Northern Avenue Bridge Ideas Competition Winners
Boston Society of Architects Announces Northern Avenue Bridge Ideas Competition Winners, Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects
Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects

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

Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects
Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects

Island in the Stream / Robert White

Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects
Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects

Northern Avenue Bridge Park / Rob Barella

Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects
Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects

+(Plus) Bridge / Höweler + Yoon Architecture, LLP; Schlaich Bergermann Partner

Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects
Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects

Essay: The Northern Ave Bridge is Boston / Kaitlin Moran

Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects
Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects

Essay: A City in Motion, Pauses / MERGE Architects

Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects
Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects

Honorable Mention: Steampunk Gateway: Reimagining Boston’s Maritime History / ModVic, LLC

Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects
Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects

Honorable Mention: Channel Mall Station / TVAConnection

Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects
Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects

People’s Choice Award: Pivot Point Bridge / Emeline Guajac, Erika Deroche, Rob Krauszer, Hing Chung Fung, Steve Bryson, Chris Baker-Albertz

Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects
Courtesy of the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects

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).

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Boston Society of Architects Announces Northern Avenue Bridge Ideas Competition Winners" 11 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/788996/boston-society-of-architects-announces-northern-avenue-bridge-ideas-competition-winners/> ISSN 0719-8884
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