Registration and Project PDF Submissions close May 17, 2024

Competition Theme

Design an elegant steel bridge in Canada

Students in Canadian Schools of Architecture and Engineering are asked to design a pedestrian bridge that will span between two sides of a river to establish a meaningful and needed connection. The bridge, by its elegance and form, should draw attention and be the symbol of an elevated path between two networks separated by water. By engaging on the bridge, one will discover a new horizon. The purpose is not just about crossing, but about offering an opportunity to discover the water. To favour viewing, its structure may incorporate a platform, benches and seats, interpretation plates, signage, lights and other features that enhance the crossing.

The site is in Canada, left at the student’s discretion. It may be in the wilderness, between steep mountains, cliffs and valleys or in an urban environment. The choice should be explained in the text describing the proposal. Images of the context and the bridge’s connections with the site at either end should be clearly illustrated along with steel details.


May 17, 2024Submission deadline
September 6, 2024Announcement of winners
October 5, 2024Publication of winning entries






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