A unifying strand between Ottawa and Gatineau.
A unique and amazing project for Canada.
Makadewa is a vision to revitalize the
Prince of Wales Bridge in Ottawa, On
Design firm prototypeD introduces the Makadewa (mak-a-day-wa) vision to propose a bold new use for this historic bridge. Spanning the Ottawa River, the Makadewa project introduces 48 mixed-use 'pod' buildings to create a unique and stunning destination for tourists and residents alike.
The prefabricated triangular pod buildings are designed in Ottawa and manufactured in Smiths Falls by prototypeD. Each pod costs around $100k fully fitup. They are incredibly strong, durable, light-weight, and highly sustainable.
Viva the Bicycle
We have designed the Makadewa vision to be completely accessible to bicycles and pedestrians. Like the High Line in New York City, the Makadewa vision brings a bold new use to a historic industrial railway and produces a stunning destination and unique Canadian wonder.
Revitalization and Renewal
This City-owned bridge was purchased in 2005 and has had several failed attempts to be revitalized. Presently it is sitting without a use, and the City plans to block it off with steel gates. Makadewa is about renewal.
A Project for the Next Century
Makadewa is a project bold enough to live up to the challenges of the next century. It is solar powered, adaptive, prefabricated, and reintegrates humans with nature.
Making best use of our limited resources.
This Bridge Pod is just one of the exciting pod models which prototypeD is designing and fabricating in Ontario.