SAN JOSE, CA USA
Urban Confluence Silicon Valley Competition proposal
Masterplanning, Urban Landmark, Urban Farm, Interpretive Park Trails, Restaurant, Learning Center
Silicon Valley, the world’s center of innovative technology, derives its name from the chemical element that allows a controlled flow of electrons in a transistor, turning it ON (1) or OFF (0).
At Arena Green in San Jose, CA the proposal showcases the binary numbers ubiquitous in all computer processes. Straddling the two sites, a bridge suspended by tension cables spans between the monumental digits 1 (Arena Green East) and 0 (Arena Green West).
The cable-generated surface produces a highly visible urban landmark and a tubular space where pedestrians can experience an exceptional crossing above Confluence Point. Both visual experiences are enhanced at night with an orchestration of environmentally conscious kinetic lights.
Silicon Valley unites people from around the world to collaborate in the search for solutions that enhance the human experience. The landmark celebrates a region that promotes the confluence of ideas driven by a relentless quest for simplicity in its solutions.