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After a seven month nationwide design competition, the jury for Washington D.C.‘s 11th Street Bridge Park has announced OMA + OLIN as the selected design team. The 11th Street Bridge Park, DC’s first elevated park over the Anacostia River! See their innovative designs below for this new civic space.
With their dynamic intersecting structure, OMA + OLIN saw off competition from three other teams composed of: Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT), NEXT Architects and Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Stoss Landscape Urbanism and Höweler + Yoon Architecture; and Balmori Associates and Cooper, Robertson & Partners.
Partner at OLIN Hallie Boyce commented, “The 11th Street Bridge Park project is an incredible opportunity to contribute to the civic fabric of Washington, D.C. through the design of an iconic, multi-functional landscape which promotes the health of the river and its adjacent communities acting as a model both nationally and globally.”
The design of the bridge pulls the two ends of the bridge upward to form an X-shape, providing shelter for programs such as a performance space and a cafe, as well as plenty of open space for plazas, lawns and urban agriculture plots. This manipulation of the form also turns the thoroughfare into a destination all of its own above the river.
Hallie Boyce, Olin. Partner. A Partner since 2009, Hallie Boyce has seventeen years of experience in the field of landscape architecture and urban design. Her focus is the design of places in the public realm that promote community building and public health through the engagement of urban ecologies and natural systems. He...read more