Design Team Presentations to Jury Highlight Framing a Modern Masterpiece Competition Calendar

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The Framing a Modern Masterpiece competition is set to re-invision the Arch grounds and its connections to the surrounding city. A winning design team will be announced September 24. It's been a quiet process so far, at least publicly. The five finalists made short introductory presentations in April. Since then, there's been little news. That is, of course, unless you count City to River and the growing call for the removal of I-70.

Today, the competition released a calendar detailing upcoming events. Of note: design submissions from the five finalists will be available for public viewing beginning at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 17th. There will also be a travelling exhibit which can be viewed at the Missouri Botanical Garden, UMSL, Washington University and elsewhere. The most interesting event for me will be the team presentations to the competition jury spanning an entire day and open to the public. Read on for the complete calendar.

Public Exhibition of the Design Concepts of the Five Finalist Teams

  • August 17
    • 9:00 a.m.: Welcome at the Arch Grounds (in the event of inclement weather, event will be held in Arch Lobby)
    • 9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Open House in the Arch Lobby
      • Park Superintendent, Competition Manager and others will beon hand to answer your questions about the competition
Design Concepts Exhibition at the Arch and in the Community*

  • August 17 – September 24
    • 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Arch Lobby
      • Public Comments for the Jury welcomed and encouraged through Aug. 23
    • Traveling Exhibit
      • August 17, 18 and 19 – Missouri Botanical Garden
        • Orthwein Hall
          9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
          Regular fee to enter will be waived for exhibit
          Normal fee to enter Garden will be same
          Comment forms will be available at exhibit
      • August 21- 24 – Southwester Illinois College
        • Main Complex- 2nd Floor Hallway
          August 21 & 22, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
          August 23 & 24, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
          Comment forms will be available through 5:00 p.m. August 23
      • August 27 – 29 – National Great Rivers Museum
        • #2 Lock and Dam Way, Alton, IL
          9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
      • August 31 – September 2 – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
        • Morris University Center
          Art Gallery, 2nd Floor
          8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily
      • September 8 – 9 – University of Missouri – St. Louis
        • Morris University Center
          Art Gallery, 2nd Floor
          8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily
      • September 14 – 20 – St. Charles Community College
        • College Center Rotunda
          September 17, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
          September 18 & 19, 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
          September 20, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
      • September 4 – 6 – Maryville University
        • University Library, Monsanto Room
          10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily
      • September 11 – 15 – Washington University in St. Louis
        • Givens Hall, Main Floor
          Hours TBD
      • September 22 – 26 – Missouri History Museum
        • Forest Park
          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
          10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday
Eero Saarinen's 100th Birthday Celebration, cosponsored by NPS and the American Institute of Architects

  • Aug. 20
    • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Arch Grounds
      • Hands-on activities for children and birthday cake
    • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Tucker Theater at the Arch
      • Public Forum on Saarinen's Life and Work
        • Featuring speakers familiar with the competition that resulted in the Gateway Arch and Saarinen's work, including his daughter Susan

Team Presentations to the Competition Jury

  • Aug. 26
    • 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Tucker Theater at the Arch

Announcement of the Winner of The City+The Arch+The River 2015 International Design Competition

  • Sept. 24
    • Details to be announced
All Events are Free and Open to the Public

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