Water Works Park

Shortlisted Competition for a Park in Iowa

November 2011


Des Moines, Iowa

Client: Des Moines Water Works Board and Iowa State University
Contract Value: undisclosed
Status: Shortlisted, November 2011
Collaboration: Organised by Ed Wall, from Project Studio

A team led by Ed Wall from Project Studio that included A Small Studio was shortlisted as finalists for the Water Works Parkitecture competition. Other finalists included Sasaki Associates, Martha Schwartz Partners, AECOM and Nomad Studio. The project, titled Park Works, is a collaboration across landscape, engineering, infrastructure and architectural disciplines.

The Park Works proposal sets out a new, dynamic, and working park for Des Moines, Iowa. The design creates a responsive and adaptive plan that will develop, over days, seasons, and years, from the scale of the watershed to the everyday experience. This unique Park Worksplan allows park managers, individuals, and communities to share information, learn from, participate in, and build the spaces, structures, and activities of the new Des Moines Water Works Park.

The international Water Works Parkitecture competition is organised and sponsored by the Des Moines Water Works Board and Iowa State University.

http://parkitecture.design.iastate.edu/ http://onehundredprojects.com/2011/11/finalist-for-design-of-1500-acre-water-works-park/#more-309