Winners unveiled in contest to reimagine Brooklyn Bridge

Two winning proposals have been chosen in the ‘Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge’ international design competition.

The winning designs for the bridge in New York, USA, have been announced by competition organisers Van Alen Institute and New York City Council. The designs in both the ‘professional’ and ‘young adult’ categories envisage reclaiming car lanes for pedestrians and cyclists.

The winning design in the ‘professional’ category is Brooklyn Bridge Forest (below) by a multidisciplinary collective of architects, conservationists, designers and engineers led by Scott Francisco of Pilot Projects Design Collective. The other team members are Cities4Forests, Wildlife Conservation Society, Grimshaw and Silman. Brooklyn Bridge Forest triples the capacity for active transit, brings forest and green spaces into the city, and establishes a partnership to conserve 200,000 acres of tropical forest.

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