Archive for May 4th, 2012

DC Metrocentric » Renderings: St. Elizabeths East

Ever since work got underway to transform the old St Elizabeths campus in SE into a new modern Federal campus, people have been speculating on how the surrounding area, specifically that around the Congress Heights Metro station was going to end up looking, and now the District has released some nice shiny renderings to give us a good idea of what to expect.

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Identify and Avoid Signs of Burnout with This Infographic

Identify and Avoid Signs of Burnout with This Infographic.

National Mall Design Competition, Union Square | Davis Brody Bond

National Mall Design Competition, Union Square

Washington, DC

Davis Brody Bond, alongside Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN), has been chosen as winner of the National Mall Competition for the rehabilitation and refurbishment of the Union Square site at on the National Mall. The GGN/DBB design responds to the goals and objectives that are part of an overall vision of the National Mall Plan, supported and enhanced by similar aspirations of the Architect of the Capitol. This proposed design creates a major civic square which addresses the underlying history of the site, a public space which frames and preserves the iconic view of the US Capitol. The use of water on the site is re-imagined as a feature that is at once formal and monumental, but also inviting and engaging at a human scale. Designed as a flat and shallow pool, discrete sections can be quickly drained to create paved plazas for major events, but on most days the pool offers a transitory and luminous surface that reflects the sky, trees and major monuments of the city.

via National Mall Design Competition, Union Square | Davis Brody Bond.