Celebrating smart and sustainable multidisciplinary design, this year’s International Design Awards (IDA) jury bestowed Abramson Architect’s LALA Bridge with the Gold Award in the Architecture Category for “Arches, Bridges, Viaducts, and Gateways”. The iconic structure offers a solution to the current bike path’s lengthy detour around the Marina. The pathway is a five percent sloped spiral ramp that is nestled within a latticed shell structure. It was generated by lofting two rotated ellipses along an arch. The monumental bases contribute to the spatial and social experience by becoming an occupiable event space.
In addition to the IDA Award, LALA Bridge has also recently been honored by the BSA/AIA (Boston Society of Architecture). The concept was originally conceived to start a discussion on ways the broken pathway could be made whole. In keeping with their desire to leverage old schools of thought with the boldness of new, AA continues to explore this topic.