St.Petersburg Pier Design Competition Finalists unveil designs

St.Petersburg Pier Design Competition Finalists

St. Petersburg has sponsored an international design competition for the redesign and replacement of its landmark Pier.  Finalists included  Bjarke Ingels Group, Michael Maltzan Architecture, and WEST 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture who submitted their designs on November 29 and are now displayed at the “Look, Think, Share” exhibit for public viewing and comment from December 6 to December 30.


Bjarke Ingels Group | THE WAVE
“The Wave conceived as a strong character on the skyline and waterline of St.Petersburg and Tampa Bay.”

St.Petersburg Pier Design Competition Finalists

©Bjarke Ingels Group

St.Petersburg Pier Design Competition Finalists

©Bjarke Ingels Group

St.Petersburg Pier Design Competition Finalists

©Bjarke Ingels Group

Michael Maltzan Architecture | THE LENS
“Embracing the water at its center, the Lens is a loupe focused on the water, an observation point for the sky overhead, the water below, and the city skyline beyond.”

St.Petersburg Pier Design Competition Finalists

©Michael Maltzan Architecture

St.Petersburg Pier Design Competition Finalists

©Michael Maltzan Architecture

St.Petersburg Pier Design Competition Finalists

©Michael Maltzan Architecture

WEST 8 | THE ST.PETERSBURG EYE
“The legacy of the St. Petersburg Pier is that of a public amenity. A flexible, public pavilion, “the St. Petersburg Eye,” sited on the Downtown Shoal gives the people of St. Pete a public realm like
no other. Here, downtown dwellers can witness the sunrise from the beach, spend lunch with feet in the water, attend a public event at the Eye, or simply come to admire the horizon with a loved one. This will be the place that the people of St. Petersburg make their memories.”

St.Petersburg Pier Design Competition Finalists

©WEST 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture

St.Petersburg Pier Design Competition Finalists

©WEST 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture

St.Petersburg Pier Design Competition Finalists

©WEST 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture

We will feature more of the St.Petersburg Design Competition in our WLA #04 due out March 2012

IMAGE CREDITS: As Noted

  • Simon Hall

    it is ironic that the inspiration for this design is a natural form. The images above depict an architectural monument which sits uncomfortably between 5 star resort and despot style nationalistic grandeur. There is no soft touch at all in the interaction between the design and it’s natural environment.

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