Abstraction of a breaking wave

Riptide

Long Beach, CA

Expected 2017

600 ft / 6 Spans

The City of Long Beach has a system of pedestrian bridges that link important cultural and civic institutions along its major thoroughfare, Ocean Avenue and Shoreline Drive. This project will fill a missing element in that network and connect the Performing Arts Center Plaza with the Convention Center Promenade.

Long Beach Pedestrian Bridge
Pedestrian Bridge Boardwalk

Drawing inspiration from Long Beach’s history as a dynamic seaside town with its active port and local attractions, Riptide is formally conceived as an abstraction of a breaking wave with a deck that is composed of multifarious strands or eddy’s of elements, paving, seating, landscape etc. that typify a boardwalk environment.

Long Beach major thoroughfare and infrastructure