London-based landscape architect Ed Wall has been shortlisted to design a 1500-acre urban park in the US

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Ed Wall’s Project Studio has been named as one of five winning teams to make it through to the second round of international competition to design Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa.

The proposal, entitled Water Works, sets out a new, dynamic park for Des Moines. Through a responsive and adaptive plan, it engages park managers, individuals and communities to participate in the building of the spaces and structures of the park.

The international Water Works Parkitecture competition is organised and sponsored by the Des Moines Water Works Board and Iowa State University. The competition encourages responses that will consider the park and river as a public open space that combines the ecology and the community, and contributes to wider social, economic and environmental success.

The second stage of the competition continues until December 2011, when the finalists will present their proposals to the jury, the public and international press.

For further information about the Water Works Parkitecture competition, click here.

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