Back in October, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture announced the winners of the Steel Design Student Competition and not surprisingly, in the Building to Bridge category, local Philadelphia University students took to the Reading Viaduct with Stream_Line.
Stream_Line gracefully extends the Vine Street stump of the Reading Viaduct across the Vine Street Expressway to the sidewalk on the southern side of the street.
Not content with simply curving its way across the canyon with a pedestrian bridge, students Garrow, Martin, and Shenk housed exhibition space and other resources inside the structure itself.
With the neighborhood's investment in local artists, it's easy to imagine gallery space illuminated high above the expressway. Perhaps more importantly, Stream_Line shows us how to architecturally interact with our highways without hiding them under concrete and parks.