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11th Street Bridge Park Design Competition Down to Four Teams

  • May 27th 2014

by Lark Turner

11th Street Bridge Park Design Competition Down to Four Teams: Figure 1
An early vision for the park. By Ed Estes.

The finalists in a nationwide call for designs for the 11th Street Bridge Park have been narrowed down to four teams.

Plans have been in the works for over a year to turn three concrete piers into one elevated park connecting Anacostia and Navy Yard. The goal of the project is to create a connecting design with an appeal similar to that of New York City’s High Line.

A total of 41 design proposals came in for the park, and a committee narrowed those down to six a little over a month ago. UrbanTurf has learned that the finalists were recently narrowed down further to the following four teams:

  • Balmori Associates/Cooper, Robertson & Partners/Guy Nordenson Associates;
  • OLIN/OMA/Arup;
  • Stoss Landscape Urbanism/Howeler + Yoon Architecture/Robert Silman Associates;
  • Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) /NEXT Architects/Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Scott Kratz, who’s heading up the project with the help of the Office of Planning — and trying to raise the $40 million it’ll take to build it — told UrbanTurf on Tuesday that he was excited about the four finalists.

“We are thrilled with the selection of architects, landscape architects and structural engineers — truly some of the best firms in the country,” he said in an email.

The winning team among the four finalists will be announced in October.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/11th_street_bridge_design_narrowed_down_to_four_finalists/8534.

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