This is our entry for “Stitch: an AIA Portland Ideas Competition” to lid I-405 and connect Downtown Portland Oregon to their Stadium District. chadbourne + doss architects won First Place.
Instead of a continuous “lid,” the proposal is to program 5 existing bridges with a different activity. The Salmon Street Bridge gets a skate park.
The Taylor Street bridge has an elevated public swimming pool suspended above it.
The Yamhill Street overpass has a running track that celebrates pedestrian circulation above the freeway.
The bridge at Morrison Street serves as an armature that supports a velodrome which connects in with existing bike paths.
Climbing walls are proposed for this intersection over the freeway that rewards the adventurous with unique views of the City.
The first prize submission to a competition reclaiming urban space