The 2022 YASC Submissions
Tower in the Park
While the Fern Hollow Bridge provides horizontal circulation across the ravine from Frick Park to Regent Square, an elevator tower provides accessible vertical circulation from the hilltop to the trail below.
The Fern Hollow Junction
Brendan Bogolin & Brad Feitl
Our intervention seeks to establish an accessible pedestrian junction to reconnect Regent Square with Squirrel Hill and Frick Park. This space will support movement but will also provide a tranquil destination to relax.
With my redesign, through the incorporation of greenspace and an enlarged platform filled with walking paths, bike paths, and communal space the city of Pittsburgh will be able to Gather Together once again in the everchanging world we live in.
Impactful Interventions Possible with Paint
The New Fern Hollow Bridge is a robust accomplishment and example of political, capital, and construction willpower. Interventions with paint can make it an even better complete street and add aesthetic excitement.
Super Photosynthetic Dystopia
The Super Photosynthetic Dystopia is a quasi-parody of society hyper fixating on quick fixes instead of taking the time necessary to tackle root problems and provide proper lasting solutions.
The Pink Path Down
An adaptation proposal to the current bridge replacement (which undermines the safety of bikers and pedestrians) to allow for a separate two-level pedestrian bridge and multi-level spiral path under the bridge to the trail with community-driven spaces in between.
The Fern Hollow Bridge 3.0 project endeavors to:Commemorate–learn from what happenedConnect–use the bridge to create stronger communitiesCorrect–use the new bridge as the impetus for bridge improvement in the Pittsburgh region