Water Works Park

Des Moines, Iowa

Type: Competition
Client: Des Moines Water Works Board and Iowa State University
Contract Value: Undisclosed
Status: Shortlisted November 2011
Collaboration: Organised by Ed Wall (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.

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