By : Peter Kuczia
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14e édition
Discipline : Urban Design, Landscape Architecture & Landscaping
Categories : Urban Design / Civic Design Project : Silver Winner
Big cities have a great number of footbridges traversing busy arteries. They are often unattractive, downgrading the overall urban impression. Our idea of cladding the unsightly pedestrian bridges with aesthetic, power generating photovoltaic modules and converting them into appealing city spots is not only sustainable but creates sculptural diversity that becomes a cityscape eye-catcher. We propose more than just various design objects – we offer a system of sustainable urban structures with distinguishable visual appearance. This sustainable concept has been created for existing footbridges in Chinese metropolises but it is just as well to apply for any new structures in any site worldwide. With only one rectangular shape of the PV panel, over 80 specific designs have been created for different urban areas of the city.
Architect : Peter Kuczia