SEAandSKY Pedestrian Bridge
Location Squamish BC
Systems Steel + Concrete
As part of Bosa’s planned housing project, the double-draw bridge
is designed to be a coherent connection between the SEAandSKY
development and Downtown Squamish, BC.
The exterior cladding consists of treated vertical steel slats that evoke the essence of the vibrant, warm colours and textures of the west coast rain forest. Maximizing sight-seeing opportunities, the cladding adopts a slideable vertical pattern that fade towards the seating areas, while strategically placed look-outs enable tourists to take in the surrounding Canadian elements. Accentuating these moments are barrier bridge drops, followed by a gradually heightened entry way redolant of a gateway. Further improving pedestrian line of sight, steel net railing infill acts as a safety barrier while still combining functionality, aesthetic appeal, and longevity.
The bridge offers layers of programmatic activity, it presents an
extension of the landscape, an amenity for the community, a place for users to explore and provide a different experience, a sense of place.
With the intention to offer layers of programmatic activity, the infrastructure offers a new circulation dynamic connecting communities, landscape, and memorable experiences. Beyond a just a passage, the SEAandSKY Pedestrian Bridge is designed as a destination for explorers to appreciate the Mamquam Blind Channel, all the while being an amenity for the community to feel a sense of place.