The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority has hired StastnyBrun Architects of Portland, OR to lead the Eastern Cambridge Kendall Square Open Space Design Competition, an initiative to connect public open spaces in K2. According to the Cambridge Community Development Department, over 5 acres of new and renovated public open space will be created, primarily at four locations, in the vicinity of Kendall Square in Eastern Cambridge: Rogers Street between Second and Third Streets; Triangle parcel at Land Boulevard and First Street; Galileo Way between Broadway and Binney Street, and; Point Park at Main Street and Broadway.
The project brief goes on to state:
In June the competition will launch, and potential candidates will submit portfolios of their work. Based on the list, a jury consisting of private and public stakeholders will create a shortlist of candidates who will proceed to the next stage.Candidates will then interview, explaining their resumes and work to the jury. Four teams will be selected to participate in the final stage. All four candidates will be part of a concept competition. In late November, the finalists will have submitted their developed ideas, tested their working methodology and explored the anticipated effects of their proposals.The announcement of the winner is planned for Jan. 6, 2015. The project will look at several green spaces, in particular the Rogers Street site and what is known as the "porkchop parcel" near the intersect of Binney Street and Galileo Galilei Way.