Minneapolis Parks Foundation recently announced the shorlist for the Water Works park schematic design project. The three shortlisted teams include
- Gustafson Guthrie Nicol with VJAA and Interboro (Seattle/Minneapolis/New York);
- SCAPE with Rogers Marvel (New York);
- Team West 8 (Rotterdam/New York).
A ﬁve-member Designer Selection Committee chose the teams from a pool of 27 responses representing seven U.S. states and ﬁve European countries to the April RFP for schematic design for a new urban park on “America’s fourth coast.”
Water Works is a proposed year-round destination park on the Mississippi Riverfront in the heart of Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota. Minneapolis was founded and ﬂourished on the shores of the Mississippi at the river’s only true waterfall. Water Works connects with this powerful natural resource, as well as existing city, regional and national parks, is permeated with Native American and industrial history, and forms the intersection of multiple streets and biking and walking paths.
The Designer Selection Commitee comprises experts in parks, urban design and city planning: Bruce Chamberlain, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board; Laura Salveson, Mill City Museum & St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board; Kjersti Monson, City of Minneapolis; Mathew Tucker, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota; and Mary deLaittre, Minneapolis Parks Foundation. The committee shortlisted teams based on team composition (disciplines represented) and experience, philosophy and approach to design and planning, and proposed design process and fees.
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