Future Minneapolis Riverfront Development

February 8th, 2011


This past September, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation teamed up with the Walker Art Center and the University of Minnesota to hold an international design competition addressing the 5.5 miles of the Mississippi Riverfront north of Stone Arch Bridge. Fifty-five entries were received from fourteen countries. Of those, four were chosen as finalists and presented on January 27th to the public and a jury, who decided the winner the next day. The winning design will address the landscape and cultural vitality of the area which is currently the missing link in the Grand Rounds scheme. Minneapolites truly know how to take advantage of all seasons and all weather, so the revealing of the future design proposal is a highly anticipated event for many. Hold in there, the winning proposal will be revealed to the public on February 10th through a press conference at the Nicollet Pavilion at 11:00 am. Until then, check out the detailed design proposals and video submissions by the top four firms here. The website also has many links to other media and articles written about the competition.

Finalist Design Teams

Stoss Landscape Urbanism | Boston

Ken Smith and SHoP Architects | New York

TLS/KVA | Berkeley

Turenscape | Beijing

Caroline Engel for Danish Teak Classics

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