Foyle Bridge Barrier Design (2016)
In collaboration with Anisha Kanabar and Kit Webb
The Foyle Bridge in Derry, N.Ireland has been the location for over 90 suicides since 1984. 245 people have been rescued after taking the plunge and over 2000 have been talked down from the bridge. Alongside the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, we proposed a non-imposing installation to minimise the number of suicides whilst also increasing the footfall on the bridge.
The proposed design is for light up reeds to run along the bridge, with the brightness dependent on cross wind energy. The reed lights change colour upon touch to indicate presence on the bridge.
This concept was proposed to Public Health Ireland and was chosen to be developed further. Development is currently in progress.