A design competition has been announced inviting architects and designers to submit proposals for the redevelopment of Minneapolis’ upper riverfront
Proposals are expected to address possibilities for development along the length of the riverfront and to design critical connections from neighbourhoods to and across the river.
Entry is by letter of interest, which must be received by 13 October.
Client contact details:
All communication should be via email:
Mary de Laittre
All relevant questions will be posted with answers in the FAQ portion of the competition website.
Send Entries to:
Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and Minneapolis Parks Foundation, along with creative partners University of Minnesota College of Design and Walker Art Center, are sponsoring a design competition addressing Minneapolis’ upper riverfront, the area extending from the Stone Arch Bridge to Minneapolis’ northern city limits, along both sides of the Mississippi River. This project builds on the MPRB award-winning 2000 master plan and is the first demonstration project of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s “Next Generation of Parks” – a design-driven vision for a 21st century park system. Please download the Project RFQ for more information.
The Next Generation of Parks is a project initiated by the Minneapolis Parks Foundation to engage citizens in imagining the future of the Minneapolis park system. For more information, download a PDF project description.
- RFQ submission deadline – 13 October 2010
- Shortlist Announced – 26 October 2010
- Competition brief made available to teams – 1 November 2010
- Team visit – 15-17 November 2010
- Submission deadline – 21 January 2011
- Winner announcement, prize and exhibition launch – 10 February 2011
• Letter of interest expressing why you would like to participate in the project, what are the distinguishing characteristics of your team and what is your philosophical approach to the project;
• A one-paragraph bio and two-page resume for each team member;
• Up to three examples of projects by each team member that exemplify experience and expertise in relevant areas or proven creative problem solving skills in similarly complex projects.
All information should be submitted on a CD/DVD in PDF format.