President's Park South

President's Park South

President's Park South

Our winning competition design for E Street and the Ellipse collectively and comprehensively act in the service of security while promoting democratic public space which joins the people with their President.


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Aerial View
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 As the platform to petition the President, it is the perfect place to demonstrate the security of an open society. 
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Combine security with amenity
By elevating the perimeter of the Ellipse an earth backed wall provides anti-ram vehicle interdiction as well as a comfortable bench that responds to the scale of the Ellipse.
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Night view of the perimeter
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Build upon lessons from history
Taking lessons from downing's 1851 plan, new groves have been designed to replace the northern side panels of the ellipse. The four islands withing downing's side panels have been reintroduced and reshaped to solve the demands placed on 21st century public space.
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Ellipse Grove
The Ellipse Groves enhance the procession towards the White House grounds and create shaded areas to sit, play, or wait in line for events.
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E Street Terrace
The E Street Terrace offers unencumbered visual access between the Ellipse and the White House; it unites President's Park South into a single enjoyable public space.
MARVEL ARCHITECTS_PRESIDENTS PARK
President’s Park South is a destination for Washingtonians and visitors, both national and international.
Year
2012
Location
Washington D.C.
Client
NCPC/ NPC / USSS
Typology
Cultural, Civic, Memorial, Park /Recreation
Size
45 Acres SF
Design Team
Jonathan Marvel, Tim Fryatt, Aaron Young
Consultants
Quennel Rothschild & Partners (Landcape Architect), WSP Flack & Kurtz (MEP), Weidlinger Associates (Structural/Civil), Pentagram (Graphics), Ducibella Venter & Santore (Security), George Sexton Associates (Lighting), Sam Schwartz Engineering, PLLC (Traffic)
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