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Two pavilions built upon the ruins of a stone aqueduct bridge abutment connect the C & O canal towpath, the Potomac river and Georgetown. The light structures of steel and wood join with the heavy mass of stone to create a new whole.

The sky pavilion is an observation tower which connects bike and pedestrian paths below and above the bridge. The wood screen attached to the steel frame moves like a curtain in the wind. The water pavilion connects visitors with the river. Attached to the abutment with rails and sitting on a floating dock, the pavilion rises and falls with the tides of the river.

Joints between water and sky, old and new, heavy and light, man and nature, informed material and spatial decisions.

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