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 shade structures that provide shelter and aim to reflect the identity of the surrounding community. The turnpike divides two distinct neighborhoods: East Lauderhill and Central Lauderhill.

80% of the students attending Lauderhill Middle School live west of the turnpike and walk between the two areas. They are exposed to a dark, littered, and unfriendly crossing where many students have experienced assault and intimidation. The design transforms a bridge that divides into a bridge that connects. 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

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

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.