Roberto Rovira

  • Approach to overpass from the East
  • View from the West
  • Birdseye View showing a flat profile option
  • Installation workshop with Lauderhill YMCA
  • Installation workshop with Lauderhill YMCA
  • Installation workshop with Lauderhill YMCA
  • Lauderhill Overpass project graphic
Lauderhill Overpass

The Lauderhill Overpass public art project transforms the areas surrounding this Florida Turnpike pedestrian bridge by introducing large scale sculptures on opposite ends of a concrete pedestrian bridge.The structures provide shade and reflect the diversity of the surrounding community.

80% of the students attending Lauderhill Middle School live west of the turnpike and have no alternative but to cross an unfriendly pedestrian crossing plagued by incidents of assault and intimidation that until the introduction of the shade structures lacked any welcoming amenities.See NEWS for full story.


View from Lauderhill 6-12, East of Turnpike

20140502_ArtOfCommunity_LauderhillShadeStructures_Render-West_940View from West of Turnpike


Existing Conditions

Project Team:
Roberto Rovira & Jacek Kolasinski: Lead Designers/Artists
Amanda Vargas-Love, Andrea Sandoval, Nick Gilmore: Studio Associates

Jocelyn Boyd: Executive Director, Lauderhill YMCA
Meredith G. Sowers: Director of Community Health Innovation, Lauderhill YMCA
James Carballo: Project Manager

Project Details:
Funding for this project comes from a Community Foundation of Broward “Art of Community” Grant.
Glenn Weiss, Project Manager for Public Art, Streetscapes and Civic Enhancements.
Stainless mesh by Jakob Rope Systems.