Edmonton is a growing city that has been exploring different areas of design to express its identity and the people who dwell here. Transportation through roadways and the LRT system have provided Edmonton with a unique cityscape where bridges connect the two sides of the river and allow us access to many resources. These transportation routes are lined with railings as protection and are often overlooked as a part of our cities urban design. This project was proposed to design a railing that could foster place-making opportunities and could potentially become an iconic element of Edmonton.
The Momentum Railing enhances the journey of travellers throughout everyday commuting. It is aesthetically pleasing to the viewer and encourages the traveller on their journey. The modular system allows for easy manufacturing and simple maintenance. This design considers expansion and can be placed around corners to ensure its use in pedestrian and bike settings.
Research and sketch phase