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The Winning Design for DC’s 11th Street Bridge Park

 

On Thursday morning, the design jury for the highly-anticipated DC park will announce that the winning proposal comes from the team of OLIN, OMA and Arup.Plans have been in the works for over a year to turn three concrete piers into one elevated park connecting Anacostia and Navy Yard. The goal of the project is to create a connecting design with an appeal similar to that of the Providence River Bridge park in Rhode Island, although many compare the planned park to the High Line in New York City.

via The Winning Design for DC’s 11th Street Bridge Park.

2 | Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums Reimagined As Sorely Needed Housing

2 | Brazil's World Cup Stadiums Reimagined As Sorely Needed Housing | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

 

What happens to all the World Cup stadiums now that the big event is over? Brazil spent around $4 billion on the stadiums used this year, including four new stadiums that are unlikely to ever see much action again. In Brasilia, a $900 million stadium has 72,000 seats, but local football teams will probably draw crowds less than a tenth of that size. In the heart of the Amazon rainforest, a little-used stadium will cost $250,000 a month just to maintain.

via 2 | Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums Reimagined As Sorely Needed Housing | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.

Starbucks Flagship Store opens at Downtown Disney Orlando

It begins with a blank piece of white paper.When Starbucks senior designer David Daniels is challenged with creating a new store, he starts sketching chairs or a table setting and thinks about all the meaningful moments that will happen in the space.“My imagination runs wild, and as I draw I think about how somebody might meet the girl of their dreams there. All sorts of things could happen there, if only the walls could speak,” said Daniels, as he looked at the original drawings for Starbucks new store in Downtown Disney West Side at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida.

via Starbucks Flagship Store opens at Downtown Disney Orlando » CONTEMPORIST.

Norman Foster On Designing Apple’s $5 Billion “Spaceship” Campus | Co.Design | business + design

Norman Foster On Designing Apple’s  Billion

Apple is building an amazing new campus with Norman Foster that is estimated to cost $5 billion–a billion dollars more than the new World Trade Center complex. That is due to an Apple-like attention to detail: 3.7 miles of curved glass will wrap around the building, concrete ceilings will be carefully cast then lifted into place, museum-grade stone-infused flooring will replace standard concrete, and most infamously, gaps between surfaces promise not to exceed 1/32 of an inch (vs. the U.S. build standard of 1/8 of an inch).


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New Illustrations of the Atlanta Falcons Stadium

The Atlanta Falcons have released a series of new illustrations of their new Stadium in Atlanta. The design conceptually was ground breaking, but the new illustrations and 3-D modeling brings it even more to life and makes it appear to be a future award winning design. Stay tune for more illustrations and hopefully construction drawings!

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Conceptual Fly-through of the 11th Street Bridge

Using state of the art software, engineers at Autodesk created this visualization of where the future 11th Street Bridge Park will sit across the Anacostia River.

Based on that feedback, the talented engineers at the software company Autodesk created a visualization of the future 11th Street Bridge Park and even incorporated some of the community generated concepts. While the final design will look much different as we go through a nation-wide design competition (this rendering shows a simple flat span) this fly through video dramatically captures size, scale and location.

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Lighting a dragon: a bridge to prosperity!

A big hand has to go out to  Philips! The port of Da Nang has grown in prosperity since Philips LEDs began lighting up the Dragon Bridge. See how the lives of fisherman Le Van Khe and his daughter Le Thi Vinh are improving.

A beautiful and exciting design for a destination in an urban city. The design and installation attracts both tourist and locals alike, as well as, boosting the local economy and influencing unique entrepreneur opportunities. An amazing an wonderful story. Hopefully, the proposed 11th Street Bridge Park project can be as dynamic and rewarding for the local community in Washington, DC.!