The winners of the Atlanta Bridgescape Competition were announced earlier today at the American Institute of Architects National Convention. Two winning designs – one for the 10th Street Bridge in Midtown and one for the Courtland/McGill Bridge in Downtown – were selected blindly by a panel of design professionals who are considered experts in their respective fields. The winners are:
sin(uosity) – designed by the Max Neiswander and Luke Kvasnicka of Atlanta for the 10th Street Bridge.
Organic Canopy – designed by Roger DeWeese, AIA, with Peachtree Architects of Atlanta for the Courtland/McGill Bridge.
“I’m so pleased with the winning selections of the Atlanta Bridgescape Competition, and incredibly excited that Central Atlanta Progress, Midtown Alliance, and American Institute of Architects are engaging the design community and the public in a creative competition on this scale,” said Courtney Hammond. “It’s provoked some great conversations about the future shape our city, our infrastructure and the care for artistic improvement.”
In addition to the official competition winners, the winners of the People’s Choice Award were announced at today’s conference. The People’s Choice Award was established to encourage public input and celebrate design excellence. Nearly 3,000 people voted online for their favorite design for each bridge. The winners of the People’s Choice Award are:
- 10th Street Bridge in Midtown – Green City Spectator by KAMJZ Architects – Maciej Jakub Zawadzki; Arup – Structural engineering and sustainability
- Courtland/McGill in Downtown – Organic Canopy by Roger DeWeese, AIA, Peachtree Architects