Mike McSwain Architect designed the The Catalyst – a pedestrian bridge in USA.
Description from the architects:
This project was for a pedestrian bridge to connect sister cities of Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana. Our concept was for the user to have one sided views as they journey to the center of the bridge, where one is welcomed with full 360 degree views of the river and the two cities. The mesh screens offer limited visibility. On each side of the bridge, about a third of the way, is a restaurant and gift shop offering users the chance for a retail and dining experience. The design utilizes a spine like frame work that moves the communities most vital elements – people! The space is dynamic and intriguing and adds a unique icon to the cities.
The following is a poem that captures the design:
Catalyst for a merge of two cities
Intersecting at respective hearts
Paralleling footsteps with one-sided views
Until the embrace
The view is unobstructed
360 degrees of progress
|Architecture Design||Mike McSwain Architect, LLC|
|Project Architect||Mike McSwain|