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6874_Safe Trestles

Competition Finalist for: Safe Trestles


*the problem
damaging the wetlands by foot traffic, dangerous railroad crossing, no Accessibility, confusing routes implementation

*the solution
straight, mounted path, safe railroad crossing, Accessibility, bridging the wetlands
The whole concept is the same material again: wood. It is a cheap and natural solution and the direction is accented through the linear installation. At the same time it is the base for informations and simply applied graphics indicate functions or situations. It presents information on nature, surfers and history, and thus addressed visitors and surfers at the same time.
The second element at the beach is multifunctional: including all requested functions (restrooms, water fountains, toilets, informations). The path is elevated and provides an overview of the entire region.
Graphic and structural signals provide far before the railway crossing for safety. Direct at the railway crossing. Directly on the railway crossing serve visual and audible signals for insurance. An additional narrowing leads the visitor towards the crossing.


United States

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Competition Details

  • Name: Safe Trestles
  • Host: Architecture for Humanity
  • Type: Public
  • Registration Deadline: April 17, 2010
  • Submission Deadline: April 17, 2010
  • Entry Fee: $20
  • Award: up to 5 Finalists: each awarded Phase 2 design stipend of $5,000.00+
  • Contact: alix o
  • Status: Winners Annouced

The competition entry ID for this project is 6874.

Project Details

NAME: 6874_Safe Trestles
LOCATION: California, United States
START DATE: February 22, 2010
PROJECT TYPE: Landscapes/Parks/Outdoor Spaces

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San Onofre Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to provide education, protection, and preservation for the California State Parks at San Onofre and San Clemente State Beaches.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.

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