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Design + Make participated in Omaha by Design’s national competition to create an innovative urban community space in downtown Omaha. The site is adjacent to the future home of Boxcar 10 and the BLUEBARN theater, designed by Min | Day Architects. Teaming with el dorado inc and Urban Rain Design, the proposed design aims to visually arrest the theaters dynamic green roof through a series of faceted ground planes. Stormwater is strategically channeled into cisterns for irrigation during the dry seasons, while a service bar to the south screens the sites infrastructure. The urban community space provides an open air auditorium for the BLUEBARN theater, as well as a public park to the street front. We are honored to have our design selected from the many inspiring submissions. We look forward to working closely with el dorado inc, Urban Rain Design, and Min | Day to see this project to fruition.

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