Harvard GSD Elective
Instructor: Hanif Kara
Collaboration: Nelson Byun, Melissa Han
Spring 2014
The challenge of the engineering course was to design a pedestrian bridge over the Charles River that would connect Cambridge to Allston. The design proposal ­focuses on the activities and natural beauty of the river. The form in plan is a circle, a pure gesture for observing nature. The circular plan of the bridge creates the sense of levitation over the water. The bridge is not supported by arches, towers or cables, but is itself a box truss, allowing for 360° views. 
One of the primary activities on the river is competitive rowing, such as the Head of the Charles Regatta. The bridge creates elevated views over the water allowing for the spectator to be immersed in the activities on the water.