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Trust for the National Mall Announces Design Competition Winners


Rendering via Nationalmall.org

From a press release:

The Trust for the National Mall today announced the results of the National Mall Design Competition at its 5th Anniversary Benefit Luncheon. The winners are:

Constitution Gardens: Rogers Marvel Architects & Peter Walker and Partners

Union Square: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol & Davis Brody Bond

The Washington Monument Grounds: OLIN & Weiss/Manfredi

The winning designs address not only the aesthetics of the National Mall, one of America’s 397 national parks, but also issues of sustainability, maintenance and operations, and visitor experience. They feature performance space, terraces, gardens, restaurants and an ice skating rink.

“The National Mall Design Competition concepts are grand, respectful, sustainable, and beautiful; in short, they are worthy to be a part of this important and iconic space,” said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. “We look forward to working with our partners at the Trust for the National Mall to make these designs a reality in time for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016.”

The winners were selected from a short list of twelve design teams comprised of nationally renowned architects and landscape architects. A Jury of design experts evaluated the designs on their functionality, sustainability and constructability, as well as the input of the American public.

“These designs will serve as role models of sustainability and best practices in urban parks,” said Caroline Cunningham, President of the Trust for the National Mall. “The National Mall is a public space of great historical and symbolic significance. These talented winners will help bring our nation’s front yard back to its former glory and improve it for the next generations to enjoy.”

The Trust for the National Mall will work with the National Park Service to begin the implementation of these projects. The National Park Service will begin the required historic preservation and environmental reviews with the public and various Federal agencies. Fundraising for the winning projects will begin immediately.

For all Competition information, please visit www.nationalmalldesign.org.

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