November 05, 2012

Architecture Grad Students Win Honorable Mention in Cleveland Design Competition

Second-year graduate students Danielle Lax, Joshua Graham, Ying Zheng, and Yuan Yuan received an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Cleveland Design Competition: Transforming the Bridge for their project entry, ‘conscious fields: a neo-op social landscape.’

Winners were announced on October 26 at an awards reception and exhibition held inside the West Catacombs of the Detroit Superior Bridge.

Competition entrants were challenged to re-imagine the abandoned lower streetcar level of Cleveland’s Detroit Superior Bridge as a dynamic public space, performance venues and pedestrian experience. At the beginning of 2012, a group of local Cleveland designers and business leaders launched an initiative called ‘The Bridge Project’ to raise public awareness about the potential of The Bridge and to engage the community for input on opening the lower level for public use.

The Cleveland Design Competition partnered with The Bridge Project to engage designers to propose compelling visions for the permanent use of The Bridge, public access into and passage through the lower level of The Bridge and connectivity to surrounding neighborhoods.