Metals in Construction magazine’s 2019 Design Challenge asked people to design a pedestrian bridge running between Hudson Yards and Moynihan Train Hall in Manhattan. The winning design came from DXA Studio, who pocketed $15,000 as the prize. Their creative approach used steel lattice work for the pedestrian bridge. However, it isn’t likely that the bridge will ever be constructed. Nonetheless, their design could serve to advance the conversation related to walkable cites and the possibilities of using steel.
- The Metals in Construction organized an architectural design challenge for 2019 in which participants were told to design a bridge that would take people across a hall.
- The winning design came from DXA studio and it was inspired by the High line’s steel plate work along with the steel structure of Mckim Mead.
- The walkway that the DXA studio designed was organized as a series of transverse ribs that were shaped to fit the walkways.
“Imagine a future where navigating the two bustling blocks from Hudson Yards to Moynihan Train Hall means bypassing cars entirely.”