Since the September launch of a competition to choose a team to overhaul Downtown's most picked-on park, Pershing Square, we've been waiting to see what the future might hold for the space. Now, we're seeing what the ten design teams in the semifinal round are imagining for Pershing, via the website for Pershing Square Renew (PSR), the nonprofit helming the makeover. PSR is actively soliciting input on the ten potential designs on their site, where there are comments open for each team's proposal. Those comments will be taken into consideration by the jury that decides which teams advance to the next round.
It's worth nothing that these designs are not the final designs, but are overall ideas of what a team's final design would look like. The four top-scoring teams of semi-finalists will advance to the final stage; at that stage, each team will show their fully developed concepts.
The design from Agence Ter and Team:
The design from Snøhetta:
The design from James Corner Field Operations with Frederick Fisher & Partners:
The design from W Architecture:
The design from Mia Lehrer + Associates and !melk:
The design from Petersen Studio + BNIM:
The design from Rios Clementi Hale Studios with OMA AMO:
The design from SWA with Morphosis:
The design from wHY with Civitas:
· Ten Teams [Pershing Square Renew]
· Competition to Redesign Downtown LA's Hated Pershing Square Launches Tomorrow [Curbed LA]
· Big Improvements Finally Coming to Awful Pershing Square [Curbed LA]