A joint design by Rem Koolhaas' OMA and the Philadelphia-based firm OLIN has been selected for Washington, D.C.'s 11th Street Bridge Park project, a plan for an elevated mixed-use green space inspired, like seemingly every new park in every city, by New York's High Line. The X-shaped $40M mixed-use park, paid for with a mix of public and private funds, will bring performance and public art spaces, play facilities, and a good bit of green to a section of the Anacostia river already crossed by a three bridges for vehicular traffic.
"It is at once both a crossing and place. In its purest role it is a hyphen that connects and celebrates the physical and cultural histories of two historic and vibrant Anacostia shoreline communities, while establishing a civic expression of democracy," said competition juror Harry G. Robinson III in a press statement. A hyphen with a bunch of pretty cool spaces that are more modern and exciting than just about anything in D.C. Explore them below: