University of Washington West Campus Student Housing Phase I
2012 AIA Seattle Honor Award
Photo Credit: Benjamin Benschneider
Seattle’s 520 floating bridge will be decommissioned in 2014. What new, innovative reuse strategies might designers envision? This exhibit features winning proposals from a competition challenging designers to utilize the bridge in its current state or take the bridge apart and reuse its pontoons. It asks the questions: What is a floating bridge when its function is no longer needed? What can designers do when faced with the design problem of reusing thirty-three floating concrete pontoons?
Join us for the opening reception of an exhibit highlighting design ideas entered in this recent international competition.
Competition jurors included Robert Hull FAIA, Ev Ruffcorn FAIA, Shannon Nichol ASLA, Ellen Sollod, Mark Hinshaw FAIA, and Moderator Peter Steinbrueck FAIA.
Part of the Seattle Design Festival.
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