Trust for the National Mall has announced the Stage II results, naming the ten design teams selected to continue in the third and final stage of the National Mall Design Competition. The National Mall will undergo an approximate $700 million restoration in three selected areas – Union Square including the Reflecting Pool and the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument Grounds, and the Constitution Gardens between the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial.
“We are excited about the teams selected to advance to Stage III and have no doubt each of them will create beautiful, useful and sustainable designs for the National Mall,” said Caroline Cunningham, President of the Trust for the National Mall. “We are eager to share their final designs with the public in April.”
Continue reading for more information and the complete list of finalists.
Union Square: Diller Scofidio Renfro & Hood Design Gustafson Guthrie Nichol & Davis Brody Bond Pei Cobb Freed & Partners & Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architect Snohetta & AECOM
Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument Grounds: Balmori Associates & Work Architecture Company Diller Scofidio Renfro & Hood Design Michael Maltzan Architecture & Tom Leader Studio OLIN & Weiss/Manfredi
Constitution Gardens: Andropogon & Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architect & Paul Murdoch Architects OLIN & Weiss/Manfredi Rogers Marvel Architects & Peter Walker and Partners
The remaining finalists will attend a Competition briefing in Washington D.C., which will included a brief history of the mall, presented by National Mall historians, and guided tours of the three selected areas. The teams will then have 11 weeks to create a design concept for their assigned sites. They will be judged on the functionality, sustainability and constructability of the proposal and its ability to reflect the “established vision and design influences”.
The proposals will be viewable by the public starting April 9th and the winning design teams will be announced on May 3rd, 2012.