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

OMA, Höweler + Yoon, NEXT Architects, and Cooper, Robertson & Partners 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

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 Living Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers 14 Architectural Trends That Will Define The Next Decade Courtesy of NEXT Architects

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

Courtesy NEXT Architects + MASS Studies
Courtesy NEXT Architects + MASS Studies

“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 Rotterdam. Additional images of the proposal and a narrative from the designers after the break.

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

© KCAP/NEXT
© KCAP/NEXT

KCAP Architects&Planners together with NEXT Architects from Amsterdam present their entry for the A101 Urban Block Competition in Moscow. 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.