West 8 short listed for Water Works Park, Minneapolis
Team WEST 8 is led by Adriaan Geuze, founding partner and Design Director at West 8 New York. Adriaan brings years of internationally recognized design experience on park design. Evan Rose, Principal and Cofounder of SITELAB, contributes his compelling communication skills and considerable design and planning expertise. William F. Conway, Principal at Conway + Schulte architects, has a thriving practice only 3 miles from the Water Works site. HR&A Advisors will oversee the economic and strategic development of the design.
If successful Team WEST 8 working as collaborative and intends to investigate the multiple opportunities the Water Works site presents to achieve Minneapolis Parks Foundation vision of a Riverfirst Signature Park.
The Water Works project is concurrent with the Minneapolis Park Board’s revision of the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan, and is a RiverFirst Priority Project. It forms part of a 20-year vision to transform 5.5 miles of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. The other two shortlisted teams are Gustafson Guthrie Nicol with VJAA & Interboro(Seattle/Minneapolis/New York) and SCAPE with Rogers Marvel (New York).
The winner will be announced on the 9th of July.
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