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Trust for the National Mall Announces National Mall Design Competition Stage II Results
Trust for the National Mall
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Trust for the National Mall announced today the results for Stage II of the National Mall Design Competition. Ten design teams, selected by a Jury of eight esteemed design experts, will continue on to the third and final stage of the Competition.
“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.”
The finalists were chosen based on their design portfolios, team qualifications and Stage II interviews. They are:
“Our Competition process has attracted nationally renowned design teams that will respect the historic integrity of the sites while creating an innovative vision of what the National Mall can be,” said Donald J. Stastny FAIA FAICP FCIP, the Competition Manager. “The design teams selected by the Jury to participate in Stage III will now be charged with delivering on the promise of a beautiful, useful and sustainable National Mall.”
In Stage III, the design teams will attend a Competition briefing in Washington D.C., which will include a briefing of the history of the Mall by noted National Mall historians, guided tours of the three project sites: Union Square, Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument Grounds, and Constitution Gardens. The teams will then have 11 weeks to create a design concept for their assigned location. The finalists will be judged on the functionality, sustainability, and constructability of the design and how well it reflects the established vision and design influences.
The design concepts will be exhibited to the public for several weeks before the winning designs are announced on May 3, 2012. For all Competition information, please visit www.nationalmalldesign.org.
The Trust for the National Mall is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall, while providing new educational and volunteer opportunities that connect the park’s 25 million annual visitors to the Mall’s rich history. For more information on the Trust for the National Mall, please visit www.nationalmall.org.
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