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Designer’s Notebook: Ken Smith and Team Visit Minne

Mario Benito with team Ken Smith Workshop submitted this scrapbook from the team’s visit here earlier this month. (Roll over images for captions.) [simpleviewer gallery_id=”5″ bgcolor=”000000″ gallery_width =”100%” gallery_height =”400″]

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Engaged and Engaging Community Turned Out for Tuesday Night’s “Designer Ask” Meeting

al;kjdfalkjdf Competition partners are sending a big thank you! to the citizens who attended Tuesday night’s MR|DC “Designer Ask” Community Meeting. Well over 60 people – mostly Minneapolis residents and a few from other communities – came to Park Board … Continue reading

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Designers Ask: What\’s Your Minneapolis | Mississippi Experience?

“What’s your experience of the Upper Mississippi riverfront?” That’s the question – in the broadest sense – that the MR|DC’s four competing landscape and urban design teams have for Minneapolis residents and visitors. Today, we released the in-depth “Designer Ask” … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Design Team Visits

insert picture here The four design teams – Ken Smith Workshop, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Tom Leader Studio and Turenscape – converged in Minneapolis this week and braved the weather as they embarked on the information-gathering phase of the design process. … Continue reading

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Shortlist Announcement and Team Visits Rescheduled

Largely due to the U.S. elections, which will be held on Tuesday, November 2, MR|DC has rescheduled our Shortlist Announcement to Monday, November 8 (formerly Monday, November 1). This change necessitates two subsequent adjustments: The Competition Brief will be made … Continue reading

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Submittals are In!

Our stretch of the “Fourth Coast” – the Mississippi Riverfront – attracted submittals to the MR|DC from sea to shining sea . . . and overseas, as well. The first response to our RFQ arrived via email from Mumbai; the … Continue reading

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Riverfront Design: Making Connections

Minneapolis-based reporter Chris Steller of The Line connected the 2010 Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition to Mississippi/Minneapolis, a seminal 1972 plan for the development and revitalization of the City\’s riverfront produced by the City\’s planning department. Steller\’s article featured an interview … Continue reading

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