Indianapolis-based 16 Tech Community Corp. has selected a short list of teams that may design a bridge that will be a signature for the 16 Tech Innovation District, connecting it to a research corridor and medical complex on the city’s near west side.
16 Tech sought proposals earlier this year to find a firm to design a bridge for pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles that will span Fall Creek from 10th Street and Riley Hospital Drive.
Thirty-three organizations, made up of local, national, and international firms, submitted RFQs. The list was pared to six.
“The six finalists represent some of the most forward-thinking designers in the world,” said Marya Rose, 16 Tech board member and chief administrative officer of Cummins Inc.
Rose also serves as chair of the bridge selection committee.
“Their work is internationally recognized for creating dynamic urban community spaces and their talent for creating such spaces will serve 16 Tech’s vision to build a community of innovation, entrepreneurial activity and talent attraction.”
Rose said the six lead designers were selected for their architecture, engineering and urban development work.
- Behnisch Architekten
- Kennedy & Violich Architecture
- schlaich bergermann partner
16 Tech says each firm has assembled a team, including local firms, to complement the design, engineering and community engagement process.
The complex is a 50-acre mixed-use district of office, residential and retail space currently under construction, which developers hope will become a focal point of innovation in tech, life sciences and advanced manufacturing.
The $14.5 million bridge design and construction project is supported through a grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. and with funding from the City of Indianapolis.
A design team will be announced this summer, and the bridge is targeted for completion in early 2023.
Click here to see a video of where the bridge would be located.