Back by popular demand beginning May 27 is the National Building Museum’s high-design mini golf event. The museum, based in Washington, D.C., tapped local talent to put together two all-new 9-hole golf courses, each hole designed and built by the city’s leading architects, landscape architects, designers, and contractors. The courses will be built inside the museum’s ample, air-conditioned facility, and are optimized for golfers aged 4 and over.
The golf courses will remain open through the summer and offer six “Mini Golf Late Night” evenings when the swinging will continue until 9 p.m. on June 6, June 27, July 11, July 24, August 8, and August 22. The event concludes on Labor Day, September 2, 2013.
More information from the musem:
Shown above is the preliminary design for Capitol RiverGreen
Sponsors: Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District and The Yards;
Designer: Shalom Baranes Associates
Builder: Winmar Construction; Additional Contributors: ABC Printing & Graphics, Forest City Washington, Herip Associates, Interface Multimedia, and Ken Foran
In this hole, "Capitol RiverGreen," vertical image panels rise up like buildings in the Capitol Riverfront and Yards neighborhood. Stroll around the golf hole to see the vision come together in this rapidly developing part of Washington, D.C., located between the U.S. Capitol and the Anacostia River. Putt your ball along M Street SE, or try for a hole-in-one over the Yards Park sculptural pedestrian bridge. Crowds will cheer when you make it to home plate in the ballpark.
MINI GOLF INFO
What: Two 9-hole indoor, air-conditioned mini golf courses with one-of-a-kind holes created by some of the region’s top architects, construction firms, urban planners, and designers.
Where: 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001; Metro: Red line to Judiciary Square and Yellow/Green lines to Gallery Place- Chinatown.
When: Memorial Day (May 27, 2013) to Labor Day (September 2, 2013) during Museum hours. The Museum will also feature six “Mini Golf Late Night” evenings throughout the summer during which Mini Golf will remain open until 9 pm: June 6, June 27, July 11, July 24, August 8, and August 22.
Who: The course is designed for ages 4 and up.
Cost: $5 per course per person. With purchase of full-price Museum exhibition admission ticket, the price for one course is reduced to $3. Museum members pay $3 per course. Last entry time to play Mini Golf is 4 pm on weekdays unless otherwise noted. Mini Golf ticket sales will end at 3 pm on weekends and holidays. Also available for private rentals.
Info: Visit http://www.nbm.org/ for more information or call 202.272.2448.
Participating Design and Construction Teams and Sponsors: The Museum invited firms and individuals to sponsor, design, and construct a hole with the theme of “Building the Future.” Many participants have formed teams with other building industry professionals to make their hole as dynamic as possible. The Museum will present a Best in Show award, determined by a jury of design experts, and players will vote for the People’s Choice award.
• Sponsors: Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District and The Yards; Designer: Shalom Baranes Associates; Builder: Winmar Construction; Additional contributors: ABC Printing & Graphics, Forest City Washington, Herip Associates, Interface Multimedia, and Ken Foran
• Sponsor: IEEE-USA; Designer: Inscape Publico; Builder: Glass Construction
• Sponsor: Linder & Associates Event Architects; Designer and Builder: District Design
• Sponsor, Designer, and Builder: STUDIOS Architecture; Additional contributors: Interface, Alliance Lighting, and 3form
• Sponsor and Designer: Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners; Builder: Hamel Builders
• Sponsor: The Vinyl Institute; Designers and Builders: Hixon Design Consultants and Parker Rodriguez
• Sponsors: American Society of Interior Designers and Teknion; Designer: Determined by Design
• Sponsor: American Society of Landscape Architects; Designer and Builder: Jason Granado, lead, with Jaeeun Cho, Brian Green, James Hanger, and John Whilden of the Virginia Tech Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center
• Sponsors: Atmosphere Lighting, Occasions Caterers, and Perfect Settings; Designer and Builder: Design Foundry
• Sponsor and Designer: Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS LLP; Builder: Monarc Construction
• Sponsor, Designer, and Builder: Clark Construction Group, LLC
• Sponsor: Evonik Cyro; Designer: KUBE Architecture; Builders: Madden Corporation and Mersoa Woodwork & Design LLC
• Sponsor, Designer, and Builder: Hargrove, Inc.
• Sponsor: The JBG Companies; Designer: Landscape Architecture Bureau; Builder: Harkins Builders
• Sponsors: Mount Vernon Triangle CID and Steuart Investment Co.; Designer: E/L Studio; Builder: Think Make Build
• Sponsor, Designer, and Builder: Rippeteau Architects, PC
• Sponsor, Designer, and Builder: Smolen Emr Ilkovitch Architects
• Sponsor, Designer, and Builder: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Additional Sponsor: Zebra Imaging; Additional Builder: Students from the Catholic University School of Architecture
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