Gallery: Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Green Plans for the Future of ...

The National Mall in Washington, DC recently launched a competition to envision new designs for the historic site, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a finalist for two of the three landscape renovation projects. They recently unveiled plans for the Washington Monument Grounds at Sylvan Theatre and Union Square at the east end, near the Capitol. Both concepts, presented separately, propose landscape interventions on a grand scale to bring the area back to how it used to be while creating a sustainable and harmonious landscape. Green roofs, constructed wetlands, water retention pools and additional landscaping are all part of the grand scheme to upgrade the mall with sustainable design. We think L'Enfant would approve.

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  1. kookie May 1, 2012 at 10:33 am

    want the green project designing for the university’s dormitory

  2. hallamce April 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I really wish that when reporting a story such as this, that you give proper recognition to the entire team. Yes, Diller Scofidio + Renfro are the architects, however Walter Hood, of Hood Design is the landscape architect. I do believe he and his office are mostly responsible for the overall composition and design of this finalist submittal for The National Mall competition. Diller Scofidio + Renfro I suspect had influence and were part of the over all design, beyond the buildings, but I can almost guarantee they trusted the expertise and sensitivity of a landscape architect for such an important and historical landscape.
    Similarly Diller Scofidio + Renfro received most of the press and recognition for The High Line project in New York, in which James Corner of Field Operations was the lead, also a landscape architect.
    Just my thoughts…Thanks!

  3. marklynn April 11, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Ack! These images aren’t loading, and as a DC resident, I’m dying to see them.

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