Glide!

Calgary, Canada

2009

The main design impetus for Glide was to achieve a certain level of design purity and visual simplicity. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with a non-stop barrage of the overstated, overdone, over exalted, and hyperbole, it was our mission to be as simple stated as possible while yet creating a dynamic environmental experience.

It was not our goal to create a geometric icon, but rather to simply make a specific object for Calgary that also challenges the notion of what a bridge ought to be as a way of linking two parts of the city.

In other words, the goal of Glide is to create links from the north and south banks, the Bow River and St. Patrick’s Island using the notion of a public environment as the geometric generator for the bridge.