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11th Street Bridge Park Designers to Discuss Their Vision Tomorrow

by HillNow.com January 7, 2015 at 11:30 am 0

The architects selected to design the 11th Street Bridge Park will speak tomorrow night about their plans.

Representatives of the Office for Metropolitan Architectures and Olin Studio will give a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the National Building Museum.

OMA Partner Jason Long, Olin Partner Hallie Boyce and others will talk about “the project, community involvement and the plans to create an engaging civic space,” an announcement says.

OMA, which has a headquarters in the Netherlands, and Olin, which is based in Philadelphia, were chosen in October to create the park that will connect Ward 6 and Anacostia.

The design sets out to turn unused piers into the base of a park with a central plaza, environmental center and cafe.

“Our design creates a literal intersection and a dynamic, multi-layered amenity for both sides of the river,” Long said in a statement when the design won the competition. “It simultaneously functions as a gateway to both sides of the river, a lookout point with expansive views, a canopy that can shelter programs and a public plaza where the two paths meet.”

The event costs $12 for members of the museum, $20 for non-members and $12 for students. Tickets are available online and will be sold at the door based on availability.

Images via BridgePark.org

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