A Look at the Work of the 5 Architecture Teams in the Running to Redesign the Gateway Archgrounds

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Now that the CityArchRiver 2015 group has whittled down to five the number of teams competing to redesign the Gateway Archgrounds, it seemed appropriate to take a peek into everybody's portfolio.

Below Daily RFT has collated some images of projects completed elsewhere by each architecture team. St. Louisans can already weigh in with their own ideas via the CityArchRiver's "community connection" portal, and will also be able to hear from the teams themselves at a public meeting hosted by none other than the sportscaster Joe Buck on April 28.

1)  The Behnisch team, out of Stuttgart, Germany. Here's their most recently completed building, the world headquarters for consumer-products giant Unilever, in Hamburg.

Unilever headquarters - Hamburg - completed in 2009. - BEHNISCH
  • Behnisch
  • Unilever headquarters - Hamburg - completed in 2009.

Work-in-progress: Brooklyn Bridge Park. - MMVA
  • MMVA
  • Work-in-progress: Brooklyn Bridge Park.
2) The Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates team, from Brooklyn. The architects have been involved in different capacities since 1998 in this makeover of the Brooklyn Bridge Park. 
A rendering of the future 9/11 memorial grounds. - IMAGE VIA
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  • A rendering of the future 9/11 memorial grounds.
  3) The PWP Landscape Architecture/Foster+Partners/Civitas team. Berkeley landscape designers meet London architects meet St. Louis urban planners in this collaboration. If PWP sounds familiar, maybe it's because they're the landscape designers behind the World Trade Center Memorial in New York. 
4) The SOM/Hargreaves/BIG team. Another collaborative effort, featuring Skidmore Owings Merrill, who did the master plan for the popular Millennium Park in Chicago.

SOM did the master plan for Chicago's Millennium Park. - IMAGE VIA
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  • SOM did the master plan for Chicago's Millennium Park.
And finally, 5) the Weiss/Manfredi team. This New York-based group has won awards for a Seattle sculpture park occupying an old industrial site.

Olympic Sculpture Park at the Seattle Art Museum. - WEISS/MANFREDI
  • Weiss/Manfredi
  • Olympic Sculpture Park at the Seattle Art Museum.

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