4 Visions Released for D.C.’s First Elevated Park

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OMA, Höweler + Yoon, NEXT Architects, and Cooper,  are amongst four interdisciplinary teams competing to design Washington D.C.’s first elevated public park. As part of a six month nationwide competition, the shortlisted teams have just released their preliminary design proposals for what will be known as the 11th Street Bridge Park.

Suspended over the Anacostia River, the multi-use park aims to re-connect two disparate city districts and re-engage residents with the riverfront by offering a 21st century civic “playscape.” Education and performance spaces, as well as a cafe and water sport areas will all be included in the masterplan.

A preview of the four shortlisted schemes, after the break…

14 Architectural Trends That Will Define The Next Decade

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When you think about the future, how do you envision the built environment? According to this article, originally appearing on The Huffington Post as The Architecture of the Future is Far More Spectacular than You Could Imagine, the future is closer than we might think – current projects are already answering the imagined needs and desires of the next generation. From a tower with rotating floors to a park with the ability to cleanse raw sewage, check out fourteen projects believed to embody the architecture of tomorrow, after the break.

The Elastic Perspective / NEXT Architects

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Architects: NEXT Architects
Location: Buitenpolikliniek Carnisselande, Middeldijkerplein 36, DL Barendrecht,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sander Meisner

NEXT Architects Win Competition for Changsha Bridge

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NEXT architects has been awarded first prize in an international competition to design a pedestrian bridge for Meixi Lake in . Designed to be “more than just a connection,” the footbridge will serve as a key public space for a new lake district within the Dragon King Harbor River development. Recreational, ecological and touristic programs will be integrated into the 150 meter-long, 24 meter-high elevated parkway.

Melkwegbrug / NEXT Architects

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Architects: NEXT Architects
Location: ,
Dimension: 66m
Photographs: Jeroen Musch, NEXT Architects

Hestia / NEXT Architects & Claudia Linders

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Architects: NEXT Architects &
Location: Rivierenbuurt, Amsterdam, The
Area: 560 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Jeroen Musch

The Modern Architecture Game / NEXT Architects

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Here at ArchDaily, we are desperate to get our hands on the newly launched, second edition of The Modern Architecture Game. In 1999, NEXT Architects created the board game as the first project collaboration involving their four partners. Now, this revised version includes questions that “range across the breadth of modern world history”, allowing a broad and international group of architecture enthusiasts to test their knowledge of the greatest architects, their famous buildings and legendary quotes.

You can purchase it online here.

Its time to plan an office game night, I call the Koolhaas’ CCTV Headquarters!

Reference: NEXT Architects, mediabistro UnBeige

The Canopy: Student Pavilion Erasmus University / NEXT Architects + MASS Studies

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“The Canopy”, a collaborative project between NEXT Architects, Amsterdam and MASS Studies, Seoul for the invited competition for a student pavilion at the Erasmus University . Additional images of the proposal and a narrative from the designers after the break.

A101 Urban Block Competition / KCAP Architects & Planners and NEXT Architects

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KCAP Architects&Planners together with NEXT Architects from Amsterdam present their entry for the A101 Urban Block Competition in . The A101 urban development called for a Block City Masterplan to house 320,000 inhabitants with 13 million m2 of residential space. KCAP/NEXT’s proposal – “100% Block City” – brings together the dimensions of individual elements of city life to enliven the monotonous block houses of the late socialist housing style while harmonizing the entirety into a single whole.

More about this project after the break.