A group of four competing design teams have submitted their envisioned proposals for the Future 11th Street Bridge Park, which will span across the Anacostia River in Washington DC. Following the selection of six shortlisted collaborations in may 2014, four schemes currently remain by:
OLIN / OMA
Balmori Associates / Cooper, Robertson & Partners
Stoss Landscape Urbanism / Höweler + Yoon Architecture
Wallace Roberts & Todd / NEXT Architects / Magnusson Klemencic Associates
The mixed-use recreation and infrastructural project is intended to not only link two disparate sides of the river, but also serve as an engaging point in the city. To achieve this, the development will include an environmental education center, performance spaces, public art related to the region, inclusive play areas, urban agriculture, and kayak / canoe launches. To develop a community-based program, nearly 200 meetings were held with the local residents, business, and government. To finalize the six month competition process, the winner will be announced in October.