2013-05-29 Stoss shortlisted for The Connected City Design Challenge in Dallas
The Connected City Design Challenge announced the Professional Stream finalists for the urban development competition that's seeking bold design solutions connecting the Downtown and Trinity River overcoming the physical, psychological, and economic divide existing today.

Dallas' key urban assets, Downtown and the Trinity River, are experiencing rebirth and rejuvenation, lifting the city's quality of life and sense of place. Downtown Dallas is emerging as a vibrant collection of neighborhoods, and the Trinity River Corridor is transforming from floodway to public space. Existing patterns between downtown and the river offer no natural or inviting way of connecting Downtown to the planned Trinity River Corridor Park.

The existing conditions between downtown and the river are the result of a collection of independent infrastructure and development decisions made over the past century. Priorities for needed flood control and regional mobility have built a physical condition presenting a challenge to advancing the future priority of connecting these two urban assets.

The jury met Friday, May 17, and decided on the three final teams:

OMA*AMO New York,
Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura of Barcelona,
and Stoss Landscape Urbanism of Boston with SHoP of New York.

Larry Beasley, the Jury Chair, said, "We were extraordinarily fortunate to have such a distinguished and creative group of submissions, and the chosen teams, after long and hard debate by the jury, represent the best in the world for progressive urban design. This competition is going to be very thought provoking, as well as, a lot of fun for Dallas."