“OMA, [folks behind the 11th Street Bridge Park] selected to develop both short and long-term redevelopment concepts for the future usage of the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus”

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From Events DC:

“Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia announced today that OMA, a globally-recognized architecture firm has been selected to develop both short and long-term redevelopment concepts for the future usage of the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus. In collaboration with Brailsford and Dunlavey (B&D) and the existing subcontractors who are part of the team conducting the RFK Campus site and market analysis study, OMA will develop a holistic conceptual plan for the iconic Campus located in the Southeast corridor of the District.

“On behalf of Events DC, we are tremendously excited about bringing OMA on board to help us reimagine the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus. OMA will help us develop both short and long-term redevelopment concepts for this important site in our nation’s capital,” said Max Brown, chairman of Events DC Board of Directors. “They will bring world-class credentials and ideas to this effort and we are looking forward to working with all our stakeholders on this important effort.”

OMA’s conceptual designs will address connectivity across the 190 acre site – while creating a sense of place for the Campus that resonates with the surrounding community and across the District. It is our shared goal that OMA will deliver conceptual plans for the entire Campus that create axis points and public areas of convergence from which residents and visitors can benefit. The conceptual concepts will be available and made public in mid-January 2016.

This project continues OMA’s urban engagement with Washington, DC, following their award of the 11th Street Bridge Park in 2014. The project is a public park elevated over the Anacostia River that connects two historically disparate sides of the river with a series of outdoor programmed spaces and active zones.

“It’s an honor to work with Events DC on a sports and recreation hub for the residents of our nation’s capital, on a site that will play an important part in reconnecting the city to the Anacostia waterfront,” said Jason Long, partner-in-charge of both projects.

OMA is an international partnership globally recognized for architecture, urbanism and cultural analysis.

Notable OMA projects currently under construction include the Qatar National Library, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec and Faena Arts Center in Miami.

For greater information on the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus study, click here.”

5 Comment

  • wow! is rem koolhaas going to visit dc?

  • Looks like DC is setting themselves up to go balls-deep with this site. I can foresee a scenario similar to what’s going on with the 11th street bridge project:
    1. create an awesome prototype proposal
    2. gain public approval (it’s awesome, right?)
    3. Throw a bunch of seed money
    4. Solicit private / private-public donations to cover the rest
    Except with the case of the RFK site, they already have that private / private-public donor already set with Dannyboy, so it may be an easier sell to the DC voters.
    Of course this may play out very differently, but I have a certain hunch 😉

  • I find it interesting and smarter that they are doing it this way. I have no idea about what it ultimately means for what is there and what isn’t but clearly having some overarching (non government) “coordinator” sets a different tone at minimum, going forward.

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