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VIDEO: Tongva Park Named One Of Six Finalists For Global Award Of Excellence

Santa Monica’s Tongva Park/Ken Genser Square Project has been selected as one of six finalists in the Urban Land Institute’s Global Award of Excellence For Urban Open Space.

The Urban Open Space Award celebrates and promotes vibrant, successful urban open spaces by annually recognizing and rewarding an outstanding example of a public destination that has enriched and revitalized its surrounding community.

This is a prestigious annual competition that recognizes outstanding examples of successful large and small-scale public spaces that have enriched and revitalized their surrounding communities.

Shaped by extensive public participation, the design by James Corner Field Operations creates a contemporary and transformative series of gardens and active spaces that symbolically redefine and interconnect the center of Santa Monica.

The project will now compete against other finalist projects in the US, Singapore, and China.

The winning project is scheduled to be announced at the ULI Fall Meeting, set for October 5–8, 2015, in San Francisco, California.

A $10,000 cash prize will be awarded to the individual or organization most responsible for the creation of the winning open space project.

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