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Short list announced for Gateway Arch competition

Nine teams have advanced to the second round of a three-stage global design competition to redesign the grounds around Saarinen’s Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. The nine teams now have until March 18, 2010 to complete their teams and present full qualifications to the competition jury. Following a review of credentials a shorter list will be named on 7 April 2010 and those finalists will advance to a Design Concept Competition.

The nine teams and lead designers are:
• Behnisch Architekten, Gehl Architects, Stephen Stimson Associates, Buro Happold, Transsolar, Applied Ecological Services, Limno-Tech, Herbert Dreiseitl, Arne Quinze, Peter MacKeith, Eric Mumford
• FIT (Fully Integrated Thinking) Team – Cecil Balmond-ArupAGU, Doug Aitken Studio, HOK Planning Group, HOK
• Michael Maltzan Architecture, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Richard Sommer, Buro Happold
• Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Steven Holl Architects, Greenberg Consultants, Uhlir Consulting, HR&A Advisors, Guy Nordenson and Associates, Arup, LimnoTech, Ann Hamilton Studio, James Carpenter Design Associates, Elizabeth K. Meyer, Project Projects
• PWP Landscape Architecture, Foster + Partners, Civitas, Ned Kahn, Buro Happold
• Quennell Rothschild and Partners and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Vishkan Chakrabarti, Buro Happold, Atelier Ten, and Nicholas Baume
• Rogers Marvel Architects and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Urban Strategies, Local Projects, Arup
• SOM, BIG, Hargreaves Associates, Jaume Plensa, URS
• Weiss/Manfredi, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Mark Dion

Sharon McHugh
US Correspondent

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