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Momentum: Railing Design for the City of Edmonton —

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.

 

Collaborative project with Michael Peel.

Momentum Railing 

 

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.

 

Collaborative project with Michael Peel.

 
 

Research and sketch phase

Final scale model

Final scale model

Render 1: Two Height Variations

Render 1: Two Height Variations

Three Panel Variations: Rib, Solid, Framed Glass

Three Panel Variations: Rib, Solid, Framed Glass

Momentum was designed to give the traveller the effect of momentum going with and against them.

Momentum was designed to give the traveller the effect of momentum going with and against them.

Elements: Integrated panel, railing support, LED system

Elements: Integrated panel, railing support, LED system

Designed in a 3-step modular system, allowing for easy maintenance and assembly.

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