WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Bridge Park was a finalist in an international design competition for a new pedestrian bridge in Washington D.C. that was a collaboration between Balmori, Cooper Robertson, and Guy Nordenson. The design brief was to imagine a new pedestrian bridge that connects the Capital Hill Neighborhood with Ward 7&8 across the Anacostia River, stitching together one of the most economically burgeoning districts with one of the lowest income districts. Our team’s idea for the bridge was to create a public space above the Anacostia River where these two diverse communities could be united. This is expressed in both the activities that are provided and the physical organization of the bridge into a clasp of hands. Theodore Hoerr was Principal at Balmori while leading the design of this project. Images courtesy of Balmori.