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Los Angeles River could be revitalized with designs from seven architecture firms

Date Posted: 2017-07-10

A vision to transform the desolate Los Angeles River into a bustling oasis featuring cycle paths, play areas, public art and kayaking facilities features in the latest movie from our Dezeen x MINI Living video series.

Created by seven architecture firms, the LA River Downtown Design Dialogue celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles River Revitalisation project, an initiative to overhaul areas along the neglected waterway.
Architects' proposals to revitalise the Los Angeles River

The City of Los Angeles allocated each firm a mile-long stretch of the Downtown area of the waterway to reinvigorate. Participating firms include Gruen Associates, WSP, CH2M, Chee Salette, Mia Lehrer + Associates, AECOM and Tetra Tech.

The architects were tasked with integrating regeneration projects currently underway as well those slated for the future. The proposals focus on improving connectivity and public access to the river.

Local firm Gruen Associates plans to reconfigure a stretch of river between Interstate 110 and the northern border of Chinatown by integrating meadows and elevated public pathways with an existing railway yard.

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