Bridge as Destination
Bridge as an event marker
Bridge as place for recreation
Bridge as technological and sculptural statements.
Bridge as a connector
Wildwood Pedestrian Bridge
City of Wildwood, Missouri
In realization of the potentials inherent in the exploration of our natural and built environment this bridge attempts to reconnect a self-inflicted distance between culture and nature. Our desire, like that of the City of Wildwood, is that in our care for our fragile environment we design and build economically viable and culturally meaningful stages for human habitation. This habitation is not in isolation from the most precious gift we have been given, but a sort of cohabitation, with plants, birds, and insects.
What is most compelling, is that we see this bridge not only as the shortest distance between two points, but a destination unto itself. The bridge would be the place that the City?s school children with their biology teacher will go to learn about the plants, birds, and insects. It will be a place for a romantic walk, a place for seeing and being seen. Our vision for this bridge is that it will grow to become a lush linear garden and an aviary at once. This living bridge will change daily, seasonally and by the passing of each year to reflect the living and thriving community of Wildwood and its collective values.