Located within the U.S. National Arboretum’s Core, the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the National Arboretum by American Prize for Architecture laureate Viktor F. Trahan of Trahan Architects with Reed Hilderbrand LLC. for The National Bonsai Foundation responds to the conditions of its site and defers to the power of these rare trees, shaping a series of environmental scenarios rather than a typical museum.
The 11th Street Bridge Park connects two historically disparate sides of the river with a series of programmed spaces, landscapes and active zones that provide an engaging place hovering above, yet anchored in, the Anacostia River. It is both an elevated thoroughfare and a destination, a clear moment of intersection where two sides of the river converge and coexist. The Bridge offers layers of programs, presenting a new neighborhood park for the community, an after-hours destination for the nearby workforce, a retreat for residents and a new territory for tourists to explore.
The new Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, with a focus on computer science and computer engineering, will transform the greater Washington D.C. metro area into a hub for tech talent and innovation. The campus’s first building—centered on the principles of sustainability, health and wellness, green and social spaces, accessibility, connectivity, flexibility and integrated technology— promises to bring to life an inclusive setting that will help accelerate knowledge creation and solutions at the intersection of humanity and technology.
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