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RFK US Capitol

Nationals Park 11th St Bridge South Capitol St Bridge Natatorium

Olympic Stadium

Minnesota Ave Streetcar

Historic Anacostia

Olympic Village

washington dc 2024

XXXIII OLYMPIAD McGraw Bagnoli Architects | Campion Hruby Landscape Architects

Site Section


A catalyst for change

BWI

National Mall

Anacostia Watershed

Washington, DC remains the only Potomac River major world capital to have not hosted an Olympic Games. The inevitable challenge of designing for such a large scale celebration rightly focuses on the opportunities National Mall to highlight the myriad of sports IAD DCA venues and required improvements to a city’s infrastructure, housing and recreation sites. While meeting these challenges, this proposal creates a positive and long-term Regional Connections legacy for the games that recognizes the city’s current and anticipated growth as it looks to absorb over 250,000 residents in the next 20 years. The plan creates an Olympic park that will permanently link the iconic core of Washington to the Anacostia River and the neighborhoods of Historic Anacostia. The plan minimizes the need to create new structures that may become underutilized following the games. Where required, a blend of new and temporary “Pop-Up” venues along the Anacostia River are provided so that the city may benefit from the large-scale investment required of an event of such magnitude. The river itself will be cleaned and connected back to the neighborhoods of Anacosta, which will in turn be linked to planned transit improvements along a series of mixed use developments. By focusing on both short and long-term opportunities presented by the games, the city can create a legacy that benefits all of its citizens and showcases the world-class city Washington, DC has become.

Tidal Basin

Nationals Park

DC United Stadium

Hain’s Point

South Capitol St Bridge

Anacostia River Olympic Stadium

city trends

Open Space

Density

2000 Income

2010 Income

Millenials

Bicycle Use

Transit

Selected Site

Cover Rendering of the opening Olympic ceremony, with an iconic stadium in the foreground and an Olympic Village framed by a remediated Anacostia River and the completion of the currently propsosed Minnesota Avenue Streetcar. Site section shows the height relationships of the site to the river and Nationals Park.


US Capitol RFK Civic Center

East Capitol St

11th Street Bridge Anacostia Park

Commercial Corridors

Natatorium Minnesota Avenue Streetcar Aerial rendering shows the relationships between the proposed Olympiad and the Macmillan Plan. The rejuvenated Anacostia acts as a coutnerpoint to the National Mall.

Olympic Village

Site planning

Points of Interest

New Transit

Commercial Spine

Site Remediation


Site analysis and preferred site selection WALTER REED

BARCELONA

ROCK CREEK

5.0M SF

23.4M SF

106.6M SF

FORT TOTTEN PARK 11.2M SF

MCMILLAN RESERVOIR 5.0M SF

ATLANTA

KENILWORTH LANDFILL

1.2M SF

ARBORETEUM

6.7M SF

26.7M SF

SYDNEY

LANGSTON GOLF

29.3M SF

6.1M SF

PEPCO TRANSFER 5.0M SF

SUBTOTAL 11.7M SF

KENILWORTH 11.0M SF

BEIJING 139.2M SF

TEDDY ROOSEVELT 4.5M SF

NATIONAL MALL

KINGMAN SOUTH

26.0M SF

2.0M SF

ANACOSTIA PARK 20.1M SF

FORT DUPONT 24.6M SF

LONDON

9.8M SF

OLYMPIC SUBTOTAL

28.6M SF

31.9M SF

RIO

Recent Olympics Scale Comparison

12.2M SF

Available Sites

Programming Olympic Sports Archery Athletics Badminton Basketball Boxing Canoe/Kayak Cycling Diving Equestrian Fencing Football (Soccer) Gymnastics Handball Hockey (eld) Judo Modern Pentathlon Rhythmic Gymnastics Rowing Sailing Shooting Swimming Synchronized Swimming Table Tennis Taekwondo Tennis Trampoline Triathlon Volleyball Water Polo Weightlifting Wrestling Athlete Housing* IBC*

RFK

Sydney

Beijing

London

Totals 2 3 1 2 1

2 2 3 3 2

Athletics

Athletics

Handball

Handball

Hockey

Nationals Park

Swimming

Olympic Village*

Olympic Village*

IBC*

IBC*

Archery

Gymnastics Tennis Volleyball Cycling Water Polo

Basketball Fencing

National Mall Verizon Center DC Armory

Gymnastics Modern Pentathlon 3 1 1 2

3 3

Potomac Park

Tennis Volleyball Badminton

Bender Arena

Cycling Table Tennis

2 1

Hockey

Swimming

Taekwondo Water Polo

Convention Center Verizon Center

Current development trends in Washington, DC as well as the potential to make a lasting impact beyond the memory of the games led to identification of the city’s South East quadrant as the host of the main Olympic Park. The regernaration of the Anacostia River and its adjacent neighborhoods, as well as the opportunity to vastly improve transit connections to the area would create long term change to this oftern overlooked area of the city. A detailed programming analysis determined the number and type of venues to be placed at the main site while other existing venues would also be utilized. Building upon lessons of past games, a few key venues will be designed as permanent attractions for the region, while most will be dismantled to return the site to improved park use.

Preferred Site


Rendered Site Plan shows proposed Olympic Plan with permanent and temporary venues located along a remediated Anacostia waterfront. Pedestrian bridges connect across the river, and RFK stadium is converted into a nationally prominent civic or cultural center. L

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KEY: A. Anacostia River B. Pedestrian Bridges C. Olympic Stadium D. Olympic Village E. Natatorium F. DC United Stadium G. Nationals Park H. Temporary Venues

I. Venue/Future Civic J. Streetcar Corridor K. Water Filtration Park L. Olympic Park M. Mixed-Use Corridors N. Buried Highway O. Olympic Lagoon P. Hain’s Point Venues


systems of influence

Olympic Visions

Investment CULTURAL visit

Legacy

Attractions

produced by existing in

Health

focus

spend

investment

Money

produce

grow

Retail Districts

increase

Transit Capacity

improve

Water Quality

PHYSICAL use spend in build use visit visit

River Commercial Corridors Infrastructure

investment

Green Space

improve increase

Monuments

Growth

increase

Legacy

Biodiversity

Eco Tourism

use + programming increase Waterfront Recreation

HUMAN Media Athletes

arrival

improve increase

Walkability Population Density

create

Residents Tourists

Neighborhoods

Olympics and their host city should engage in a reciprocal relationship. Properly leveraged, the relationship can benefit both; the games themselves are a grand spectacle that creates a lasting impression of their host country and city. The massive undertaking on the part of the host city also provides an opportunity to create long lasting regional and local benefits. By using the Olympics to develop not only an improved transit system but also a waterfront filtration and rehabilitiation system for the Anacostia River, Washington can create a valuable legacy with long term benefits to an overlooked quadrant of the city. Easy access between transit and water as well as the introduction of pedestrian bridges linking back to the city across the river will improve the lives of current residents, and create new urban, mixed use neigbhorhoods linked to infrastructure to address the city’s long-term growth needs. Environment

Images (Right top to bottom): Olympic Park from RFK site with new pedestrian bridge and temporary venue. New transit stop and mixed use development along Minnesota Ave Streetcar line. Olympic Lagoon, adjacent to proposed Natatorium and the remediated Anacostia River, provide long term opportunities for eco-tourism, waterfront recreation and increased biodiversity.


Celebration: The Olympic Lagoon and Olympic Stadium will be a place to celebrate both the spectacle and the legacy of the games. Its visual connection to the existing Nationals Park and to the Capitol firmly locate the Olympics within the city of Washington, DC.


McGraw Bagnoli Architects 1726 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 400 Washington DC 20009 202.506.7344 mcgrawbagnoli.com

Campion Hruby Landscape Architects 26 South Street Annapolis, MD 21401 410.280..8850 campionhruby.com

Team Members David C. Bagnoli Adam McGraw Kevin Campion Robert Hruby

Jeff McBride Nicole Keroack Steven Ni Ryan McEnroe

Steve Makrinos Emilie Carter Abby Thomas

XXXIII Olympiad: DC 2024  

McGraw Bagnoli and Campion Hruby investigate the implications and visions of a 2024 DC Olympic Games.

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