Calgary's Peace Bridge, designed by the award wining Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, has caught the attention of two architectural publications that placed the visually attracting structure on their lists for the best projects in 2012!
The controversial bridge that occupied the third place on Azure Magazine's "top ten projects of 2012," was described as "a brilliant red on the exterior and white internally, the long, lean structure has a glass roof and integrated linear lighting for night-time illumination."
While Calgarians were not so thrilled with the high price tag of the project, it is reported that "6,000 people are now using the bridge daily, a much higher number than expected."
The Peace Bridge was not the only project from Calgary to make it to Azure's top ten! With The Bow Building, designed by Norman Foster also selected for the tenth place, Calgary was the only city to have two projects on the list that included works from Beijing, Tokyo, Long Island, Seoul, North Norfolk, and Roterdam.
As a public space, the bridge also found it's way to the top ten list of another publication! Designboom an international architecture and design magazine has placed the $24.5-million structure in the sixth place in its “Top 10 public spaces” of 2012, as being “accessible to everyone, with an "impact [on] the community as a whole.”
For more information on Calgary's Peace Bridge, check out this infographic:
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