STAGE I:PORTFOLIOSTAGE II:TEAM QUALIFICATIONS& INTERVIEWSTAGE III:DESIGN CONCEPT
Registration OpensPre-Submittal Meeting inSt. LouisPortfolios Submitted by LeadDesigners/Design FirmsJury Evaluates Portfoliosand Selects LeadDesigners/Design Firms toParticipate in Stage IIStage II AnnouncementLead Designers/DesignFirms Assemble TeamsLead Designers/Design Firms
Jury Evaluates Teamsand SelectsStage III Participants
& Meet the Design TeamsPresentationsTeams Prepare DesignConceptsJury Evaluates DesignConcepts, Ranks Teams &Makes Final SelectionTeams Submit DesignConceptsSelected Team AnnouncedStage III AnnouncementJury Interviews TeamsTechnical Advisory TeamReviews SubmittalsNetworking Session inSt. LouisMid-course Reviews 1 & 2Team Presentations of Design Concepts to the JuryCompliance Check byCompetition Manager Compliance Check byCompetition Manager Public Exhibit of Design Concepts
FRAMING A MODERN MASTERPIECE | The City + The Arch + The River was an international design competition organized by nationalpark supporters, the design community and leadership from both Missouri and Illinois and funded through private contributions. TheNational Park Service provided the framework for change through its Fall 2009 General Management Plan and the competition was
The 10-month competition – from December 2009 until September 2010 – presented the opportunity of a lifetime for architects, landscapearchitects and designers. The winner was announced on September 21, 2010, and engaged in a 90 day effort to evaluate the team’sdesign concept, review the competition area for opportunities… solidify a plan, create a budget and timeline for completion and fundraisingplan. All with a completion date of October 28, 2015.
connect it with both sides of the Mississippi River.
the site, the core of which is a National Historic Landmark. The Arch and the grounds immediately surrounding it would be honored. Butthe larger area surrounding the Arch, the downtown St. Louis entry ways and both the Missouri and Illinois riverfronts were open to theinspiration of designers and architects.The goals of the competition were to:1. Create an iconic place for the international icon, the Gateway Arch.2. Catalyze increased vitality in the St. Louis region.3.
Landmark.4. Weave connections and transitions from the City and the Archgrounds to the River.5. Mitigate the impact of transportation systems.6. Embrace the Mississippi River and the east bank in Illinois as anintegral part of National Park.7. Reinvigorate the mission to tell the story of St. Louis as thegateway to national expansion.8. Create attractors to promote extended visitation to the Arch, theCity and the River.9. Develop a sustainable future.10. Enhance the visitor experience and create a welcoming andaccessible environment.This report provides a summary and record of the competitionprocess.The competition was conducted as originally presented in theCompetition Manual (diagram at right).