Archinect - News 2014-04-17T03:49:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/93810515/mecanoo-and-martinez-johnson-chosen-to-redesign-mlk-library-in-d-c Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson chosen to redesign MLK Library in D.C. Justine Testado 2014-02-18T15:38:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T22:00:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lw/lw12jzcc41vycego.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alas! The winning team to renovate the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has been selected. That team would be Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson, who won over notable finalists Patkau + Ayers Saint Gross and STUDIOS + Freelon. Upon contract approval, Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson will begin working with library staff and consultants to finalize the new library's design scheme.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05u4iayjqs436p9x.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmjnyfnj41hayso5.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4i08xt2tg8kdxmv4.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mecanoo_and_martinez_johnson_chosen_to_redesign_mlk_library_in_d.c/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65964386/phase-1-of-the-wharf-underway-in-dc-perkins-eastman-leads-as-master-planner Phase 1 of The Wharf Underway in DC; Perkins Eastman Leads as Master Planner Archinect 2013-01-21T15:31:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T15:31:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i9/i9u2tofz3nocy3pa.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the master developer of the 3.2 million square foot Southwest Waterfront project (&ldquo;The Wharf&rdquo;), announced today the approval of its Phase 1 Planned Unit Development (PUD) by the District of Columbia Zoning Commission. The Zoning Commission&rsquo;s action approves all of the architectural designs and specific plans for each parcel of the project&rsquo;s first phase encompassing 1.5 million square feet of residential, hotel, office and retail uses along with three piers, numerous open spaces, gathering places and a 3-acre waterfront park.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xokmhg495fg8lwr5.jpg" title=""><br><br> &ldquo;The unanimous approval last night by the commissioners participating in the hearings is exhilarating. It creates momentum for ground breaking later this year,&rdquo; said Monty Hoffman, Managing Member of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront. &ldquo;After more than six years of planning and substantial investment, we are preparing to launch one of the highest profile redevelopments in the country. We are ready to put shovels in the ground for this $...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47198463/national-mall-design-competition-selects-the-three-winning-teams National Mall Design Competition Selects the Three Winning Teams Alexander Walter 2012-05-03T19:28:00-04:00 >2012-05-04T07:52:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cp/cpef6thwr914ydb7.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today the Trust for the National Mall announced the three winning teams of the National Mall Design Competition. [...] The competition winners are: Union Square: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol + Davis Brody Bond; Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument Grounds: OLIN + Weiss/Manfredi; Constitution Gardens: Rogers Marvel Architects + Peter Walker and Partners</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/18173630/martin-luther-king-jr-national-memorial-opens-in-washington Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Opens in Washington Archinect 2011-08-26T00:43:15-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l5/l5u8gap9lttt3zo2.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We don&rsquo;t even see his feet. He is embedded in the rock like something not yet fully born, suited and stern, rising from its roughly chiseled surface. His face is uncompromising, determined, his eyes fixed in the distance, not far from where Jefferson stands across the water. But kitsch here strains at the limits of resemblance: Is this the Dr. King of the &ldquo;I Have a Dream&rdquo; speech? Or the writer of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/10019965/one-less-free-museum-building-museum-to-begin-charging-admission One less free museum: Building Museum to begin charging admission Alexander Walter 2011-06-15T14:59:06-04:00 >2011-06-15T15:00:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bcaf873b8dc095374189437462b8043f.jpg" width="240" height="179" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s difficult in this town to compete with the quality and price of the Smithsonian. DC is uniquely blessed with such incredible public museums that private museums often have to compete, and while they often do it incredibly well, it&rsquo;s tough to see one move from a free model to one supported by admission fees. The National Building Museum announced today that by the end of the month they will be charging an $8 fee for adults, and a $5 fee for children, students, and seniors.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>