The 11th Street Bridge Park reported that as part of the design competition over 80 firms submitted formal proposals. Four design teams made it to the second round and were invited to submit complete design proposals:
- OLIN / OMA
- Balmori Associates / Cooper, Robertson & Partners
- Wallace Roberts Todd / NEXT Architects
- Stoss Landscape Urbanism / Höweler+Yoon Architecture
I attended the design proposal exhibition opening in the SIGAL gallery at the District Architecture Center on Monday, September 29. While the 11th Street Bridge Park website has posted the four design proposal illustrations on its website and the media has covered the competition extensively, one gets a more complete sense of the vision of each design by exploring the full proposed architectural renderings. The architectural renderings are displayed on four boards and include the design philosophy, elevation, dimensions, perspective, and suggestions on how to integrate the community design goals into the structure. Attending the exhibition opening at the District Architecture Center gave me the opportunity to speak to architects and others in the design field who view the structure through a different lens than my own.
Design proposal renderings are also on view at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and at THEARC.
For more information about the public announcement, go to the 11th Street Bridge Park's website.
Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC
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