San Mateo, CA
In collaboration with multi-disciplinary team, endrestudio provided architecture and engineering services for Shoreline Park areas located along a two mile section of the San Francisco Bay. EndreStudio conceived, designed, and implemented several key architectural elements of the plan, including a new maintenance building, public restrooms, picnic/shade shelters at Ryder Park, and a 105 foot span bridge connecting pedestrians and light vehicles to newly restored wetland areas. To minimize cost and lessen the impact on the natural environment, while satisfying the client�s wishes to provide a visual marker that could be seen from afar, Endres Ware chose a repetition of materials consisting of Ironwood decking, solid concrete bases, steel pipe structural sections, and curvilinear forms. The result is a seamless integration of the organic environment and the engineered encounter: the bridge�s graceful sweep echoes the curves of the marshes and creek within the coastline park, and the wood deck of the pedestrian bridge (cantilevered from a torsion pipe beam that spans between concrete piers) remains set back from its support, giving the illusion that the bridge is floating above the natural forms below.