Innovative Design Chosen for the 11th Street Bridge Park

By: Maureen Farrington, Membership Coordinator

The Anacostia Watershed Society congratulates the 11th Street Bridge Park for choosing as its winning design "Anacostia Crossing"  by the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and Olin Studio. This is a bold new statement for the Anacostia River, an environmentally-sound and elegant design that dramatically builds on the efforts of so many through the years to make our river healthy and beautiful.

AWS has been engaged from the beginning of this endeavor working with the 11th Street Bridge Park and its director Scott Kratz (see his guest blog from 3/30/12). Mary Abe, Director of Stewardship, served on the design review team to provide guidance to ensure that the proposed designs were ecologically grounded and would provide outstanding environmental education opportunities and river experiences.

"What excites me most about the winning design team is that they committed early to making the cleansing of the Anacostia River a priority," says Ms. Abe, a landscape architect. This park design is a living ecosystem, with rain gardens and wetlands incorporated as filtering systems for water. In fact, water from the river will be cleaned and used on the bridge which will have numerous green spaces and dramatic waterfalls so that park visitors are surrounded by natural features and clean water.

Because the park will be landscaped with native plants, Ms. Abe envisions that the 11th Street Bridge Park will act as a new source of native seeds to move up and down the tidal river, accelerating the important return of those plants throughout the river ecosystem. A park of healthy, thriving plants will invite native and migrating birds. Ms. Abe requested that designers take into consideration how light pollution from the park would affect migrating birds, and this design is sensitive to that as well. 

AWS believes that the Anacostia River can and should become a world class urban amenity for District residents and visitors, and that it should provide a wide range of rich experiences and restored natural features. The 11th Street Bridge Park design and those who have worked so hard to develop it in a way that works for our communities, and for the river itself, deserve our thanks and have earned our appreciation. We wish them well and pledge cooperation to bring the bridge park to reality. Communities on both sides of the Anacostia deserve it. The river deserves it.

For more, see the Washington Post article and video. Renderings of the selected design concept can be downloaded here.

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