Winners Announced for National Mall Design Competition
The area between the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol has seen better days, but architects are vying to improve the nation’s front lawn
- By Megan Gambino
- Smithsonian.com, May 03, 2012
(Courtesy of Rogers Marvel Architects + Peter Walker and Partners )
The team of Rogers Marvel Architects + Peter Walker and Partners transforms Constitution Gardens into a playground for all seasons. On the north side of the lake is a sunbathing lawn and on the south is a grass amphitheater with a stage. To the east is a pavilion with a restaurant looking out onto a circular basin—part of the lake that serves as an ice skating rink in the winter and a place to take model boats in the summer.