McGraw Bagnoli Architects wins AIA DC Award for Conceptual Design

McGraw Bagnoli was awarded an AIA DC Design Award for the Green Machine project, a theoretical investigation into the reuse of the Detroit-Superior Bridge, which currently serves as major traffic artery connecting Downtown Cleveland and Historic Ohio City. The re-envisioned bridge would maintain the upper level transportation use while modifying the abandoned street car line in the bridges interstitial space to create a living machine that purifies water from the Cuyahoga River to grow produce in “guerilla gardens” and a hydroponic farm. A dynamic intervention, the Green Machine encourages social and ecological dialogue and the transformation of antiquated infrastructure into productive urban landscapes.

Adam and Nicole discussing the competition boards. Diagram of Green Machine Rendering of Green Machine

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