In April 2008, the Port released an international call for artists seeking qualifications of artist-led teams interested in developing environmentally-friendly lighting concept proposals for the bridge. A selection panel comprised of experts in the fields of art, architecture, lighting and green energy selected three teams as finalists.
The three teams were selected based on their aesthetic vision, expertise in large-scale lighting projects and commitment to energy conservation. They are the Bideau Company of Ballan-Mire, France; the Peter Fink team of London, United Kingdom; and the Ned Kahn/Patrick McInerney Associates/ARUP of California.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has jurisdiction over the 2.12- mile bridge. The Port's public art program is funding phase one of the project, which includes selecting the artist-led team. The preliminary cost estimate of the project is between $4 and $5 million, which may be obtained through private sources, grants and fundraising. Once funding is secured, a feasibility study on the project will be conducted.
The videos of the two other concept proposals can be viewed below.
Ned Kahn/ Patrick McInerney Associates/ ARUP lighting
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