A project by Gandong Cai MLA ’17 and Mingjie Cai RISD MLA ’18 is one of ten Honorable Mentions awarded in the international landscape concept competition LA+ Iconoclast. The competition drew 382 entrants from 30 countries. The winning projects will appear in the Fall 2019 issue of LA+ Journal.

The competition brief asked designers to reimagine Central Park, looking at questions of how we represent nature and how we think about public space today. Instead of asking the question “what would Olmsted do today,” Gandong and Mingjie Cai’s proposal asked “who can be the new Olmsted?” View their plan: The Gaians.

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