Contributors: Antonio Agresti, Jessica Becker, Michael R.V. Cabrera, Evan Cronly, Dave Irwin, Fabio Maiolin, Simone Orso, Marta Rodrigues + NEXT Architetti (Roma)
Creative Discipline: Architecture
Location: ( Mattatoio )Roma, Italia
A one week charette forces you to act quickly and precisely. This past week Pratt Institute and Roma Tre teamed up in an International Design Workshop to design a pedestrian footbridge to span the Tibre River. Students from Pratt Institute and Rome Tre worked together within 3 separate groups designing a temporary pedestrian bridge incorporating the ruin of the Ponte Rotto. The three main goals within this coupling of academic methodologies were design, context and engineering. The short time frame presented quite a challenge. Here is one of the 3 groups that participated. Three internal proposals were considered and one was decided upon and presented as the final proposal. Each speaks about a different concept within the site.
proposal 1 – the double functions of structure and concept
Our team’s final proposal intertwines the structural demands of the span as well as the concept of revealing the island to the user. The compression member acts as a catalyst to privilege a view of the island as one walks toward the center of the first span. Hinge points are added to allow the bridge to float in a controlled manner- working with the rising flood waters.
conceptual entrance montage
floatation system diagrams