The Ideas | Trust For The National Mall

The Trust for the National Mall is a holding three separate design competitions for the Mall. If you haven’t been to the Mall, it is in desperate need of maintenance and frankly a redesign. It is broken.

The Trust has posted the twelve potential designs on their site. Four designs per site; Constitution Gardens, Washington Monument Grounds at Sylvan Theater, Union Square. Kudos to them for posting these.

My favorites:

Constitution Gardens: Andropogon + Bohlin Cywinski Jackson or Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architect + Paul Murdoch Architects.

Washington Monument Grounds at Sylvan Theater: Michael Maltzan Architecture + Tom Leader Studio

Union Square: Diller Scofidio Renfro + Hood Design or Gustafson Guthrie Nichol + Davis Brody Bond.