Green in the City Open House
5:30 to 7:00pm
KANEKO, 1111 Jones St.
The public will be able to view the proposals of the five Green in the
City finalist teams at an open house set for Tuesday, Jan. 21. Following
the event, the proposals will be on display at KANEKO through Friday, Jan. 24,
from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
in the City, launched in September, is a national design competition to
create an innovative urban community space in downtown Omaha. The site is
adjacent to two projects under development in the 10th and Pacific
block – the new home of the BLUEBARN Theatre and Boxcar 10, a mixed use
building with a small parking area.
Min l Day, an architectural
partnership with offices in Omaha and San Francisco, is designing the BLUEBARN Theatre and Boxcar
10 projects. Omaha philanthropist Nancy Mammel, the developer of Boxcar 10, has
donated the land for the theatre and green space and is providing the lead gift
for the Green in the City competition. Once the Green in the City
project is complete, the BLUEBARN Theatre will assume ownership of the open space
and will be responsible for its maintenance.
five finalist teams are:
DeOld Andersen Architecture (Omaha) and Project
for Public Spaces (NYC)
Design With Company (Chicago)
Design Workshop (Aspen)
El Dorado Inc. (Kansas City).
finalist teams will be interviewed by a jury of five landscape, art and design
professionals, and the winning design team will be announced in the coming