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 Diller Scofidio Renfro + Hood Design)
For this scheme, Diller Scofidio Renfro + Hood Design suggest “peeling up” the southern edge of the Washington Monument grounds and buckling it to create an undulating landscape. In the valleys, there would be lawns and amphitheaters where people could gather, and within the hills, there would be shaded spaces and a cafeteria.