Green Machine

Cleveland, OH

This entry for an open design competition aimed at re-envisioning an abandoned rail line within the Detroit-Superior Bridge. Steeped in a history of manufacturing that has progressed to a technology based economy, Cleveland faces a lingering memory of the 1969 Cuyahoga river fire. To highlight remediation efforts, we developed a system that ties into existing and proposed improvements while making the bridge a living machine.

Green Machine
Analysis Diagrams
Central span with hydroponic farm
Eastern span with botanical gardens and flying forest

The firm embraces a culture of research through competitions, academic involvement, and collaborations with other disciplines.

Design Diagrams
Discussing the bridge
Western span with water sedimentation and flying forest