Seattle Park Pontoons
       
     
Waterfront Development
       
     
New Connections
       
     
Recognition & Credits
       
     
Seattle Park Pontoons
       
     
Seattle Park Pontoons

The Seattle Park Pontoons transform the 520 Floating Bridge from a single component of infrastructure into adaptable extensions of the Seattle public park system.

 

 

Waterfront Development
       
     
Waterfront Development

The Park Pontoon scheme distributes the floating bridge pontoons throughout the metropolitan area, promoting the widest range of use and expanding Seattle’s parks with minimal impact. The Park Pontoons visibly integrate resource reuse with waterfront development, furthering the city of Seattle’s mission to “promote environmental quality, economic vitality, and social benefit through the design.”  

The pontoons may be permanently fixed, or exchanged between different locations in the city as needs change or grow within specific communities. Each pontoon is designed to provide facilities for either cultural, gathering, sporting, or gardening activities, which support the requirements and desires of the adjacent neighborhoods where they are located. 

 

New Connections
       
     
New Connections

The Seattle Park Pontoons create an advantageous connection between fixed land and the city’s diverse waterways, offering greater opportunities for the general public to engage with and enjoy the water’s edge.

Recognition & Credits
       
     
Recognition & Credits

Competition Shortlist: Transforming Seattle’s 520 Floating Bridge  Design Competition

Design Team

Elizabeth Golden, Philip Straeter