OMA and Olin win competition to design garden bridge for Washington DC

Urban Choreography

Rem Koolhaas’ firm OMA has teamed up with Olin to create the 11th Street Bridge Park ? a raised garden spanning Washington DC’s Anacostia River.

Netherlands-basedOMAandOlinbeat three other design teams to win a government-supported competition to design a bridge that could provide a new “civic space” for the USA’s capital city.

The project, currently expected to cost $35 million (22 million), was proposed to find new uses for a series of piers that previously supported a major road crossing across the Anacostia River, which has been moved to a new location.

The new design is comparable toNew York’s popular High Line parkandThomas Heatherwick’s garden bridge proposal for the River Thamesin London.


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