Design Thinking: Zeidler, together with WilkinsonEyre have designed the new pedestrian bridge over Queen Street to replace the existing structure that connects the Eaton Centre with the Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue. The existing bridge, designed by Zeidler (in association with B+H) in 1978, sees more than two million crossings annually. Encased in floor-to-ceiling glass panels with spiralling angles, the bridge’s dynamic sculptural form will create a new civic landmark for the City and enhance the urban realm experience.
Key Features: The transformational geometry of the bridge form is emphasized by the use of bronze panels, which extend wave-like from the historic, circular arches of the Hudson’s Bay end and gradually transition to glass towards the modern, rectangular Eaton Centre. The internal experience will be of walking within a sculptural artwork, with feature lighting further emphasizing the bridge’s role as a landmark.
Design Architect: WilkinsonEyre Architects
Executive Architect: Zeidler
Client:The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
Size: 1,900 sq.ft. (177 sq.m.)
• Toronto Construction Association – Best of the Best Project, 2018