KEN SMITH WORKSHOP

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

URBANISM

ART

  Minneapolis Riverfront Competition, Minneapolis, MN

Start Date: 2010

Completion Date: 2011

 

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, client

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation, client

Coen + Partners, landscape architecture

SHoP Architects, architect

Buro Happold, engineering

Langan, engineering

Green Shield, ecology

ETM Associates, public space design

 

 

all images - Ken Smith Workshop / SHoP Architects

This invited competition entry for revitalizing the riverfront and adjoining neighborhoods focuses on re-centering the city around the river, making strong connections to the neighborhoods, improving ecological health and providing recreation and open space opportunities.  Specific features of the design proposal included viewing platforms, a beach, outdoor performance space, a cultural center, trails, wetland restoration and wildlife habitats

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