Dezeen Wire: fifteen international design teams are in with a chance of redesigning one of three sites on Washington's National Mall following the announcement of the shortlist for the National Mall Design Competition.
The competition aims to renovate three key sites in America's most visited national park, which is home to some of the capital's most famous landmarks including The Lincoln Memorial, The Washington Monument, The Jefferson Memorial and other monuments honouring former presidents and America's war heroes.
Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, Bob Vogel says: "The National Mall Design Competition will be a new chapter, providing sustainable design that respects historic landscape and structures."
A jury of experts in landscape design, urban park design, historic preservation and the arts will judge the competition, with the winner to be announced in May 2012.
You can see the full list of shortlisted teams on the National Mall Design Competition website.