Back in October, the Pershing Square Renew non-profit group revealed 10 big-name semifinalist teams in a competition to redesign Pershing Square, Downtown Los Angeles' oldest park. City Councilmember Jose Huizar formed the Pershing Square Task Force in the summer of 2013 with the goal "to re-envision Pershing Square" into a new town square with better public access, fresh landscaping and the like, to what they believe would further spruce up the evolving city. According to the competition organizers, the park has been constantly overlooked for redevelopment. Inevitably, not everyone agrees the historic park should be revamped.
Nearly two months later, the competition has narrowed down to the four finalist teams.
Read on for more.
The finalists are:
- Agence TER with SALT Landscape Architects
- SWA with Morphosis
- James Corner Field Operations with Frederick Fisher & Partners
- wHY with Civitas
The teams will prepare for jury interviews and a public presentation in early 2016. the public will also have the chance to give feedback before the jury selects the winning team (they can also do so online by clicking each team's name below). For now, the winning team is scheduled to be announced next April.
FINALIST: SWA with Morphosis
FINALIST: wHY with Civitas
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